A body has been found near Golden City, not far from where 12-year old Adriaunna Horton was kidnapped earlier this week. The Highway P:atrol has not confirmed it is her body. Patrol Sergeant Jason Pace says the medical examiner is working to confirm the identity of the remains. Family members have told some news outlets, however, that the body is Horton’s.
Horton went missing Monday night from a town park. Witness reports led authorities to arrest Bobby Bourne, who has been charged with kidnapping and is being held in Barton County on $1 million bond.
The Joplin Globe reports that 80 to 100 searchers were called off early this afternoon.