Search ongoing for missing 12-year-old Missouri girl

Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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GOLDEN CITY, Mo., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Search teams resumed their task of trying to find 12-year-old Adrianna Horton, who disappeared from a park in Golden City, Mo., earlier this week.

Law enforcement officers and volunteers took a break in their search Tuesday and plan to resume looking along a creek in Golden City for Adrianna, last seen in the late afternoon Monday in Hazel Park in Golden City with family and friend, who alerted her father, James Horton, who contacted the police, KLOR-TV, Springfield, Mo., reported.

"This is the worst feeling I've ever had in my life. I don't know if she's safe; if she's OK; if she's here," Horton said.

Police said Adrianna was seen getting into a car by at least one witness, which investigators said they were still trying to confirm from other witnesses.

Officials said Bobby Bourne, 34, of Lamar, Mo, was arrested and charged with kidnapping the girl, and was being held in lieu of $1 million bond,

Investigators said the Horton worked with Bourne, who once lived in Golden City.

Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw told KLOR the Horton family lives "less than walking distance" from the park, which investigators searched twice.

Several law enforcement agencies and hundreds of volunteers were searching a wooded area surrounding Muddy Creek, officials said, using helicopter, all-terrain vehicles, horses and dogs.

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

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