This weekend marked the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Kyron Horman, the Oregon boy last seen on June 4, 2010. While his parents cling to the hope that he is still alive, police are set to shut down the task force designed to find him.
Kyron, who was seven years old when he vanished, was last seen at his school in Portland following a science fair by his step-mother, Terri Horman. She says she watched him walk off to his classroom. However, he never made it to class and no trace of him has been seen since.
Terri Horman has never been charged, although she is clearly the focus of the investigation. Terri and her husband Kaine Horman are now estranged. He filed for divorce following allegations that Terri tried to hire someone to kill him.
Meantime the task force that is searching for Kyron will be shut down on July 1, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Stanton told The Oregonian. One officer will remain on the case. $1.4 million has already been spent on the investigation.
"Criminal investigations don't go away. This will continue. It will not be a cold case," Stanton said.
Kyron's mother Desiree Young is also not fading away. She put up new billboards around Portland featuring a photo of Kyron, saying "I promise I will find you. I will never stop. Love, Momma."
The billboards are designed to keep public interest in the case alive, as well as pressure Terri Horman to come clean.
"'I want her to know that we're not going away,"' Young told The Oregonian last month.