Sedalia Police are searching for a suspect that kept a woman captive in his home since January 2015. According to Sedalia Police, they responded last night (April 30) to the area of 15th and Montgomery after receiving a call from a woman that she had just got away from a man that kept her captive in the home and in a large wooden box.

Sedalia Police said that the woman knew the suspect and it is believed that the relationship the two had was at first consensual and that is why there has not been a missing person report.

The unidentified woman was able to get away and go to a neighbor to call Sedalia Police. The woman has been taken to a safe, undisclosed location and is said to be doing well, considering the circumstances.

James Horn Jr.
James Horn Jr. Courtesy of Missouri State Sex Offender Registry.

The suspect, James Horn Jr., left the scene before Sedalia Police got to the home. He is described as 48-years-old, 5-foot-eleven inches tall, 175 pounds.

His vehicle was found by authorities in the southern portions of Pettis County, however he is said to still be at large.  Sedalia Police are concerned that he could harm himself or others.

If you have any information, please contact Sedalia Police at 660-826-8100 or the Pettis County Crimestopper line at 660-827-TIPS.


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