PORTLAND -- Wednesday marks exactly four years since 7-year-old Kyron Horman disappeared from Portland's Skyline Elementary, and his mother said she hopes a renewed search effort will finally provide some clues about what happened to him on June 4, 2010.
The family and others impacted by the disappearance have been holding car wash fundraisers in support of another Portland-area search planned for June 20, 21 and 22.
"I don’t want to be here in another year and certainly not in another four years either," Desiree Young said on the Missing Kyron Horman page Wednesday morning. "I pray God look over us and help us have a successful search."
"I will never give up looking for Kyron, I will never stop, and I promise all of my Kyron supporters….I will find my Kyron," she said.
A lot has happened in the four years Kyron has been missing. His stepmother Terri Moulton Horman, who was reportedly the last person to see him, has divorced his father, Kaine Horman. The proceedings shed light on an alleged murder-for-hire plot against Kaine Horman.
While the divorce was under way, Young filed a civil lawsuit to compel Terri Horman to speak about what happened the day Kyron disappeared. Young then dropped the suit to avoid any interference with the ongoing criminal investigation.
Just this past November, Young and some of her supporters protested outside Terri's Roseburg home with signs asking, "Where's Kyron?" Then in April, a flier posted outside the home with the title "Find Kyron First" raised new questions about a mysterious man who might be connected to the disappearance.
But so far no real clues have surfaced.
The last time volunteers conducted a search for Kyron was in August 2013, near Northwest Germantown Road and Northwest Skyline Boulevard. But searchers and supporters have not yet said where the search will focus later this month.
Young hasn't given up hope, but she said the time hasn't made it any easier to live in the silence of her home.
"I miss all of the giggles that have filled our home since he was born," she said. "The smiles that Kyron gives us are infectious and I am a different person without them to brighten my days. I need my Kyron home so that I can smile again. I miss him even more today."