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Probable Cause Statement Released for Bobby Bourne Case

BARTON COUNTY, Mo. -- The probable cause statement was released Sunday in the case of Bobby Bourne, who is being held on multiple charges including murder in the first degree of a 12-year-old girl.
Bourne claimed Horton ran away from him, fell down, and died as a result of falling, said Ring in the statement.
BARTON COUNTY, Mo. -- The Barton County Prosecuting Attorney, Steven Kaderly released the Statement of Probable Cause for Bobby Bourne, Jr. on Sunday.  The statement is for the charge of Murder in the 1st Degree.

As reported by affiliate station KODE, investigators say that on August 19, around 4:55pm, 12 year old Adriaunna Horton was playing in Hazel Park in Golden City with her two juvenile sisters. 

According to Deputy Sheriff Ring in the report, Horton was observed by two other kids playing in the park at the time getting into the front-passenger door of a blue 1998 Ford Expedition driven by Bobby Don Bourne, Jr. 

After witnessing this, Adriaunna's sisters ran to their grandfather's residence and reported that Adriaunna had left the park with Bourne. 

Horton's family began a search of the area for her and then reported her missing to Barton County 9-1-1 at approximately 5:22pm.


At approximately 7:05pm, Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Leemasters, observed the blue 1998 Ford Expedition traveling on Mill Street in Golden City and conducted a traffic stop. 

According to Ring, Bourne denied picking Horton up at the park and said he had no knowledge her whereabouts. 

Bourne was subsequently arrested and charged with felony child kidnapping.  


During interviews conducted with Bourne after he was read his rights, he admitted to picking up Horton near Hazel Park. 

Ring writes that Bourne said he drove her to an abandoned residence in Golden City and questioned her as to the location of her father, James Horton. 

Bourne claimed Horton ran away from him, fell down, and died as a result of falling, said Ring in the statement. 

Bourne* led investigators to a wooded area southeast of Golden City where he said Horton's body would be located. 

Horton's body was subsequently found by investigators in that general area. 

Based on observations made of Horton's body there is evidence that she was sexually assaulted. 

During a subsequent autopsy, the cause of Horton's death was determined to be strangulation.


Stay with KOLR10 as more details are revealed in this case. 

*The statement actually says Horton, however we believe this was a typographical error.
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