A man accused of holding a Sedalia, Missouri woman in a wooden box for months is now accused of murdering her and her son.
Police in Clinton found the bodies of 46-year-old Sandra Kay Sutton and her 17-year-old son, Zachary, early this morning. They had been staying with her family, who found their bodies. Both appeared to have been fatally shot.
The suspected killer is James Barton Horn, Junior, Sandra’s ex-boyfriend who has been on the run for keeping her in a wooden box for four months. He is described as 47-years-old, five feet 11 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. Horn is known to frequent the Sedalia and Pettis County areas and authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Clinton police have asked for activation of the Missouri Rural Major Case Squad to help local authorities with the investigation.
Sutton escaped from a home in Sedalia early this month and called police, who later found a box at the home that matched the description she gave as being what he routinely locked her in.
Brad Tregnago, KSSZ, contributed to this story