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Police release photos of box where Sandra Sutton was held captive

The box where police say James Horn held Sandra Sutton captive for 4 months in Sedalia, Missouri

Sedalia Police Department via KCTV

CLINTON, MO. - Police released photos Thursday of the wooden box that they say James B. Horn forced Sandra Sutton to live in for four months before the Missouri man eventually killed her, reports CBS affiliate KCTV.

The department said they had to partially dismantle the wooden box to remove it from Horn's home in Sedalia, Mo. after Sutton broke free on April 30.

After escaping captivity, Sutton received police protection, but gave up that protection and moved in at her brother and sister-in-law's home in Clinton, reports KCTV.

Horn, who had a lengthy history of kidnapping, torturing and raping women he was involved with, got into the home and fatally shot Sutton and her 17-year-old son, Zach, during the early morning hours of May 21.

Sandra Sutton and Horn met when they worked together at a Tyson Food Plant. Their relationship reportedly turned volatile in January and she said that he attacked her and forced her to help build the box.

Police say Horn locked Sutton inside the box whenever he left the house. The box was 100 inches long, 48 inches wide and 52 inches tall.

It contained a bucket of urine and feces along with layers of padding and sleeping bags and a small air hole. The photos show an alarm clock, a bottle of water, clothing, sleeping materials, Christmas lights and trash.

Authorities shot and killed Horn on Saturday after finding him hiding inside a closet in a building in the Kearn Memorial Conservation Area. They said he had two guns, including the murder weapon, and threatened officers.

Area residents packed funeral services on Wednesday for Sandra and Zach Sutton. Horn was quietly buried on Wednesday in Sedalia.