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Search to Resume Wednesday for Missing Girl; Suspect Charged with Kidnapping

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- Bobby Bourne, 34, is charged with kidnapping. He's held in Barton County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond.
We need all the help we can get because I know the longer she is gone; I know how it’s gonna turn out.
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- A Lamar, Mo. man is charged with kidnapping a girl who crews are actively searching for in Barton County.

Bobby Bourne, 34, faces kidnapping charges and is held in Barton County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

Teams of law officers and volunteers paused their search late Tuesday and plan to resume Wednesday along a creek in Golden City, Missouri, searching for Adrianna Horton, who was last seen around 4:00 pm Monday.  That's when authorities got a 911 call from Adrianna's father, James Horton. 

Adrianna was last seen at Hazel Park in Golden City. She was with family and friends. They alerted the father.

At least one witness told police they saw her get into a car, but investigators say they are still trying to confirm that from other witnesses.  The majority of the witnesses are Adrianna's age.

At around 6:30 p.m. Monday, Barton County deputies located the truck and Bourne. He and the truck were found on the other side of town from the park, said Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw.

Investigators confirm the girl's father worked with Bourne. Law officers say they are familiar with Bourne, and that he lived in Golden City at one point in the past. Investigators would not say if the suspect is cooperating with questioning.

Sheriff Shaw tells KOLR10 News the Horton family lives "less than walking distance" from the park. Investigators say they searched Hazel Park twice and feel they have covered it thoroughly.

The controlled search began around 10:30 Tuesday morning with volunteer teams of first responders, citizens and law officers.

It is focused on Kile Creek (Muddy Creek), also known as the North Fork of Spring River in Barton County.

“Please help find my sister,” says Lydia Horton, 8.

"This is the worst feeling I've ever had in my life. I don't know if she's safe. If she's okay. If she's here," says father James Horton.

“I’m numb,” adds grandmother Velma Horton.  “We are scared to death. We need all the help we can get because I know the longer she is gone; I know how it’s gonna turn out.”

Adrianna has been missing for more than 24 hours, and for her family, the worry is only growing.

"It's unreal," says Velma. "I feel for people when this happens because I've been fortunate that it has not happened to me, but now it's happened to me."

Her family says it's out of character for Adrianna to get into a car with someone without permission.

"She would not," says Velma. "She doesn't get in a vehicle and go anywhere. She would've said, 'I have to get grandma.'"

Several law enforcement agencies and hundreds of volunteers are covering a wooded area around Muddy Creek. They're searching by helicopter, on ATV, with horses, using canines, and they're also on foot.

"We are going to stay at this as long as it takes," says Sheriff Shaw.

"If you are alive and can get to a phone, you know how to use it," says Velma. "Contact daddy and grandma and grandpa. We are here. We are looking for you and don't worry -- we will find you."

Residents in Golden City are being asked if they see anything at all that looks out of place, call Barton County authorities or 911.


From the Endangered Person Advisory issued by the Highway Patrol:

Adrianna Horton is a white, female, age 12

The endangered missing person:
Adrianna Horton, is a white, female, age 12, hgt 4'05", 70 lbs, short brown hair, brown eyes, fair complexion, wearing pink t-shirt with hearts on it and jean shorts.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident (Include pertinent medical, mental, or other well being information): Adrianna Horton was observed getting into a vehicle at approximately 5:00 P.M. on August 19, 2013.  The suspect and vehicle were located at approximately 6:30 P.M. on August 19, 2013.  The suspect has been taken into custody and the vehicle impounded.  Horton is still missing.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Barton County Sheriff's Department at 417-682-5541.


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