Kyron Horman's mother says she is planting some of her son's favorite flowers to mark the anniversary the boy's disappearance.
In a statement, Desiree Young said Saturday's anniversary will be hard for Kyron's family.
"This past year has been the most difficult and heartbreaking for us and everyone related to him," Young says. "We feel honored to have Kyron in our lives, but our sense of loss and the senselessness of this act cannot be forgotten."
Kyron was last seen June 4, 2010, at his northwest Portland grade school.
Young and Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, maintain their belief that the boy's mother, Terri Horman, is involved in the disappearance.
Investigators haven't announced any suspects or persons of interest in the case. Sheriff's deputies say the investigation will take a more technical approach starting next month.
Young says she will spend Saturday looking at pictures of Kyron with her family. They will also plant some of Kyron's favorite flowers under a plum tree in their yard.
Young also thanked law enforcement officers, volunteers and family members for their support during the last year.
"My belief in the goodness in people and the strength of hearts everywhere has been restored. I believe that is what will bring Kyron home to us -- the goodness in people," she says.
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