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lab class taught by Dr. Harry Davis. She completed the Portland Marathon during the first couple weeks of class and my first discussion with her was regarding this event. I was impressed with her high intelligence, energy and straightforward matter-of-fact attitude. I had returned to school in the spring of 2007 at the University of Phoenix in Tigard for Criminal Justice and had transferred to PCC for a health then a chemistry class and had achieved a 4.0 GPA the entire time. I realized after the first two weeks of class that I may lose my GPA with this chemistry class and hooked-up with DeDe as a study partner. I spend many hours with her, and with other students outside of class in independent study groups. I found DeDe to be a very unique individual in that she was extremely neat and clean and very organized. You could eat off her garage floor it was so clean. I discovered that that at age 42, she never had a boyfriend or any children. DeDe also participated in the Centurion bike ride in 2008 and was in very good physical condition. She worked in Tigard as a receptionist and she invited me to her company Christmas party in December 2008. Her daily routine was to get-up and work-out very early in the morning, go to work and then come to school. I only saw DeDe in make-up once in the 10 months I knew her. She would prepare all her meals on Sunday and place them in Tupperware containers for the rest of the week. She had a very strict diet and ate 5 small healthy meals per day. I met DeDe’s Mother in the spring of 2009 when she came up for a visit with DeDe. I almost met her Dad when he came up to Portland for some sort of training for his position as a reserve officer with the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. She talked of her brother who reportedly had a tree service business and a shop where he bought and sold cars and had restored old muscle cars. She was very close with her family and talked of them much. I came to the conclusion that she had a very good family and was raised right. . I was told that when DeDe came up to Portland from K-Falls after she graduated in 1984, she moved in with her Aunt in the Helvetia area. She reported that her cousins with this Aunt became like siblings to her. She worked at a hospital then eventually got an apartment off cedar hills blvd. in Beaverton. DeDe told me that in about 1994, she went to live in Japan to teach English. She is familiar with the Japanese language as a result. I want to reiterate that DeDe presented to be of very high intelligence and when inspired, possessed great drive and determination. I can’t recollect her mentioning Terri or Kaine’s name during the time I knew her. She did tell me repeatedly that I was going to be the last man in her life and if it didn’t work out with us, that she would never pursue another man again, and I believed her. In the winter of 2009, we became so close, that we had discussed marriage. .
DeDe had many casual friendships and communicated with some of these people on Twitter. DeDe got laid-off from work sometime in January of 2009. Prior to this, she claimed that she could get another job at the snap of her fingers. But when she did get laid-off she took her neighbors advice and just lived off unemployment. When she got laid-off and went on unemployment, her personality did a 180 degree turn and she did not take any more classes, completely stopped working out and riding her bike and diet went out the window. This sudden and dramatic turn of events in her life was a turn-off for me and I lost respect for her. She would just talk to her friends on the phone and have little luncheon get-together’s with her friends almost daily. DeDe told me she previously served on the HOA board where she lived. After going on unemployment, she contemplated going back and serving on the board again. I tried to discourage her from committing to this as it was unpaid and she was opening a dysfunctional can of worms that was a needless vacuum of time for her when she should be getting back on track with her life. The event that threw a cold, wet blanket on our relationship was that sometime in the early spring of last year she came to me with some drawings for 4 planter boxes and four stands with exact measurements and materials to be used. At that time the economy had tanked and I was working for almost nothing, I was eating top-ramen and day-old bread money was so tight. She wanted me to buy this material and assemble these 8 items free of charge. It took about $200.00 in material and about 20 hours time to complete what she wanted. I was slow in getting everything to her as I was working 15 hour days while she was sitting at home collecting unemployment. It was like she was demanding a $1200.00 gift from me and I was not acting fast enough. She even said that she was going to finish it on her own if I didn’t deliver it fast enough. This was a very huge turn-off for me and after I delivered everything, I backed off substantially. DeDe decided to serve on her HOA board again and this distanced us even further. I basically lost respect for her and just did my child advocacy work and worked every day trying to stay in business. I could not afford the money or time to continue my criminal justice degree last year. I could not believe the total change in DeDe’s personality in such a relatively short amount of time. Never once did I see or hear her say anything mean or evil, even at the end of our relationship on or about August 1, 2009. I am convinced today that DeDe Spicher would have no part of harming anyone, let alone a little boy. I believe that she would have no part of hiding a dead body. She knows right from wrong and has a good constitution. I ask myself why DeDe would become involved with Terri and risk her reputation and freedom and possibly engage in multiple felonies in connection with Kyron’s disappearance. What would make someone’s friendship bond so close that they would risk everything? Last year Terri Horman was not that close of a friend of DeDe’s otherwise I would have remembered her name. I suspect that sometime after we broke-up on August 1st, 2009, DeDe reconnected with Terri and Terri found DeDe to be a good listener, provided sound feedback and possibly provided each other with emotional respite. This cultivated to gaining DeDe’s trust and
support. Terri Horman has been described as very intelligent and I read where she had earned a Master’s degree. Terri may have told DeDe some story that Kyron was in danger and that Kaine was a bad dad and husband and that she needed to find a safe place for Kyron for a few days while she was dealing with Kaine in some way that would produce a long term solution. Some close variation of this scenario is plausible. On and before June 4th, there was no frame of reference to how big and serious the public and law enforcement would take Kyron’s disappearance. Little did they realize that they would be up against the collective knowledge and united resources of law enforcement of the post nine-eleven era. It was just everyday life for DeDe at this point in the game. If DeDe is indeed involved, she probably thought she was helping protect Kyron and that she was somehow doing an act of child advocacy as well as helping a friend get out of a bad and unsafe situation. . I believe in my heart that Kyron is still alive and stashed at a safe house. The DeDe that I knew very well for 10 months would have no part of harm to a child or getting rid of a body, no way. Adding to my belief that Kyron is still alive is the nature of the implications of what must have happened for Kyron to be killed and buried. This is a series of events that is so unimaginably evil in nature, not even Ted Bundy, Charles Manson or John Wayne Gacy were that evil late into their murder careers. They never killed a 7 year old innocent child that just moments previously was smiling proudly for the camera with his science project. That level of evilness is so egregious that it would have manifested itself in some way previously. This is a step way beyond trying to recruit someone to kill your husband. To extinguish the life from an innocent and tender boy under this scenario is way beyond reasonable comprehension. Then to go about your routine and act surprised when the kid is not on the bus, and act like a distraught Susan Smith for the media and law enforcement? I just fail to believe that this happened, God would not allow it. The question is then presented as to why DeDe would act the way she did following June 4th? A possible answer is that she was acting on principal and being loyal to a “goodfriend”, not having any frame of reference of what was to develop and how serious this case got so fast. DeDe is an intelligent and head strong woman. I never exchanged bad, ugly or disrespectful words with her. If ever a woman is going to “lose-it” it will most likely be at the break-up stage. This never happened. She even carefully mailed back my Hood to Coast run photo I gave her. I have no media experience and now regret doing some television interviews. I am a child advocate who has more volunteer time helping endangered and displaced Multnomah county children than any other man out there. I care more than anyone can realize and pray hard for Kyron’s safe return. I know in my heart that law enforcement will be successful and bring Kyron back home, and hold all those responsible for his disappearance to account for their actions in court. We will see this happen, I have no doubt. I will continue to ask God to guide and direct the investigators to Kyron’s location.
Respectfully submitted on this 18th day of August, Twenty-ten
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