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Family of 12-year-old boy who died on hot hike holds vigil

To honor and remember Cody Flom, the Flom family held a vigil in front of their house. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) To honor and remember Cody Flom, the Flom family held a vigil in front of their house. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
An estimated 100 people showed up to support Cody Flom's family. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An estimated 100 people showed up to support Cody Flom's family. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Cody was on a hike with his mother's boyfriend in temperatures that exceeded 110 degrees. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Cody was on a hike with his mother's boyfriend in temperatures that exceeded 110 degrees. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Cody Flom was a Boy Scout and heading into the seventh grade. (Source: The Flom Family) Cody Flom was a Boy Scout and heading into the seventh grade. (Source: The Flom Family)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

One year ago today, a 12-year-old Valley boy died after hiking in extremely hot temperatures on a north Phoenix trail.

Cody Flom went on that hike with his mother's boyfriend. The temperature that day was 110 degrees.

[RELATED: 12-year-old boy who died after hiking in AZ heat was with mother’s boyfriend]

To honor and remember him, the Flom family held a vigil in front of their house.

As the sun set, luminary lights in Cody's favorite color, hot pink, lined the sidewalk and a video played showcasing his energetic personality.

[RELATED: Family waits for prosecutors one year after child's death]

An estimated 100 people showed up to support the family.

His father made the announcement the Maricopa County Attorney's Office called him and will meet with the family on Monday.

[RELATED: Father of child who died after hot hike wants answers]

So far, officials have said they're reviewing the case and a charging decision has not been made.

Since Cody's death, his father has been pushing for answers.

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