12-year-old Adriaunna Horton (courtesy KSPR/KY3)
UPDATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A Springfield, Missouri television station is reporting that searchers have found the body of a missing 12-year-old girl.
KY3 in Springfield is reporting that the father of missing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton told them a body was found this afternoon. Other information was not immediately available.
Check back for updates.
Previous story by the Associated Press:
Authorities in southwest Missouri are continuing the search for a 12-year-old girl last seen getting into the car of a man now charged with her kidnapping.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Watson says crews continued searching Wednesday for Adriaunna M. Horton, who was reported missing from a Golden City park Monday.
The patrol says 34-year-old Bobby D. Bourne Jr., of Lockwood, is charged with kidnapping and jailed in Barton County on $1 million bond in the child's disappearance. Authorities say Bourne was found Tuesday in a vehicle that witnesses say had picked up the girl about 90 minutes earlier.
Adriaunna's father, Golden City resident James Horton, says Bourne once worked for him. Her grandfather, also named James Horton, said Wednesday the family remains optimistic she'll be found safe.