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Autopsy Indicates Mo. Girl Was Strangled

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GOLDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) - A probable cause statement says a man accused of killing a 12-year-old southwest Missouri girl led authorities to her body, but he claimed she died from a fall.

KYTV-TV reports the autopsy indicates Adriaunna Horton was strangled. Barton County prosecutor Steven Kaderly released the probable cause statement Sunday, a day before Bobby Bourne is to be arraigned.

Investigators say in the probable cause statement that Bourne claims Horton ran away from him, fell down and died as a result of falling. It says Bourne led investigators to a wooded area southeast of Golden City, where the girl’s body was found.

The statement also says there is evidence the girl was sexually assaulted.

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