LAMAR, Mo. -- The Barton County prosecuting attorney late Friday afternoon charged a man for the murder of a 12-year-old girl from Golden City. Adriaunna Horton's body was found Wednesday afternoon after she was kidnapped on Monday afternoon. At a news conference on Friday afternoon, law enforcement officials wouldn’t say how Adriaunna died or talk about other evidence around her body or from the autopsy.
Bobby D. Bourne Jr., 34, of Lamar is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree statutory rape, forcible rape and kidnapping. Adriaunna was playing at Hazel's Park near her home in Golden City with friends and a sister after her first day of school. Her father says Bourne used to work for him and Adriaunna was acquainted with him and his daughter. The other children said Bourne asked Adriaunna to get in his car to help him look for his daughter.
At the news conference, Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw recapped the search for Adriaunna, whose body was found east of Golden City in Dade County. He said, when his department got the 9-1-1 call from Adriaunna’s father, he knew his department was going to need assistance. Shaw said he immediately contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad.