James Horn Manhunt: Police Search For Man Accused Of Keeping Girlfriend Locked In Box

05/01/2015 03:17 pm ET | Updated May 01, 2015

Authorities in Missouri are searching for a 47-year-old man who allegedly kept his girlfriend locked in a box for four months inside the house they shared.

James B. Horn Jr., of Sedalia, a city located roughly 90 miles southeast of Kansas City, has been on the run since Thursday, according to police.

The manhunt for Horn began after officers received a 911 call from an unidentified female who told them she had just escaped a Sedalia residence where her boyfriend had allegedly been holding her captive since January.

"When officers contacted the victim, she told them the suspect routinely locked her in a wooden box inside the residence where they lived," a spokesperson for the Sedalia Police Department told The Huffington Post on Friday.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence, and upon executing it, they allegedly found a large wooden box that was "consistent" with a description the victim had provided police.

"It did appear to be constructed for the purpose of concealing a person," the spokesperson said.

The wooden box and other items, a list of which authorities have yet to release, were collected from the house as evidence.

Authorities have yet to locate Horn. According to Kansas City's KSHB News, a vehicle he was driving was found abandoned on the outskirts of Sedalia.

No further details are available at this time.

Horn is described as a brown-haired white male, who is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. Authorities said he should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of James Horn Jr. is asked to contact the Sedalia Police Department at 660-826-8100.

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