According to reports, Clinton Police Officers responded to a double homicide in the 700 Block of East Franklin Street around 4:30 this morning (May 21).

The victims were identified as 46 year old Sandra Kay Sutton and her son, 17 year old Zachary Wade Sutton.

The suspect is James Barton Horn Jr.  He is the former boyfriend of Sandra Sutton and has been charged with kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon for keeping Sandra in a wooden box for approximately four months earlier this year in Sedalia.   He has remained at large in that case.  Horn is a 47 year old white male approximately 5 feet eleven inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  He is known to frequent the Sedalia and Pettis County area.  Horn should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you or anyone that you know has any information about this crime or the whereabouts of James Barton Horn Jr., please call the Clinton Police Department immediately at 660-885-2679, Sedalia Police at 660-826-8100 or the Pettis County Crimestopper Line at 660-827-TIPS.

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