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Authorities Officially Identify Body of Missing Child

Officials say a body found in Barton County Tuesday was that of missing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton.
LAMAR, MO---At approximately 1:50 PM, Wednesday August 21, a body was located by law enforcement officers in a wooded area southeast of Golden City in rural Dade County near the Barton County Line.  The body has been positively identified as missing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton.  Horton was reported missing on Monday, August 19 at approximately 5:30 PM, when she was last seen getting into a vehicle near Hazel Park in Golden City.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the FBI, the Barton County Sheriff's Office, officers with the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad and several other area law enforcement and fire agencies, along with several hundred volunteers searched the past three days until the body was located.  The Patrol's helicopter and marine operations officers were also utilized during the search.
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