Lawsuit against Kyron Horman stepmother delayed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge has granted a delay in the civil lawsuit filed by the mother of Kyron Horman against the woman she holds responsible for his disappearance.

KGW-TV and The Oregonian report that Multnomah County Judge Henry Kantor approved the motions for a delay sought by District Attorney Michael Schrunk and Sheriff Dan Staton.

The motions seeking the delay have been sealed by the judge. However, Staton tells The Oregonian there are some developments in the criminal inquiry into the boy's disappearance.

The sheriff says those new "investigative avenues" are based on information collected early in the investigation. He didn't elaborate.

Desiree Young sued Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, on June 1. She alleges that Terri Horman kidnapped Kyron and asks the court to order her to return him or say where his body is located.

Kyron Horman was 7 when he disappeared from school in June 2010. No arrests have been made.