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Golden City Shines as Support Mounts for Adriaunna Horton's Family

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- The community of Golden City has fewer than 800 residents, but they turned out in droves this week to help with the search.
People say, ‘oh, this can't happen around here. This is just a small community.’ Honey, it can happen anywhere. I don't care where you are.
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- The community of Golden City has fewer than 800 residents, but they turned out in droves this week to help with the search.

KOLR10’s Laura Kennedy had the chance to walk around town Wednesday afternoon and talk with people to find out what 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton meant to them.

Everyone says they’re supporting Horton’s family 100 percent and will stand together through the healing process.

“I'm just really devastated and heart broke and breathless,” says Angie Gibson.

The news that a body was found reached Gibson early Wednesday afternoon.

“I feel so sorry for the family.”

Gibson lives in Golden City and knew the missing 12-year-old girl. She's says she's proud of the support people in the community are showing one another, whether by supporting search efforts or giving a much-needed hug.

“Being there for each other and loving on each other, I just thank everybody from all around this area coming in and searching for this little angel.

That search began Monday afternoon after a seemingly normal day in the small city.

Adriaunna attended classes at Golden City School, which had just started back up Monday the day she went missing. She went to school Monday…her only day.

Mary Potter says the community needs to be on alert.

“People say, ‘oh, this can't happen around here. This is just a small community.’ Honey, it can happen anywhere. I don't care where you are.”

She says parents should take this as a learning opportunity, if only for one lesson.

“You can't take anything for granted.”

Gibson believes the effects of this week's tragedy will be felt for quite a while.

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