Investigators awaiting autopsy results in death of dispatcher

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Lee’s Summit Police are mourning the death of a former co-worker at the same time they are investigating her death.

Sources say Misty Horner had a stillborn baby on Dec. 1, 2006 and never recovered. No one inside Officer Caleb Horner‘s home would comment.

Horner’s wife Misty died inside their Lee’s Summit home on Tuesday, five weeks after delivering the stillborn baby, but the circumstances of her death remain a mystery. Lee’s Summit detectives investigated; they sent a report to Jackson County’s medical examiner on Wednesday.

Autopsy results are pending.

Family members declined comment, but Lee’s Summit Police know the couple well. Caleb Horner is a veteran Lee’s Summit officer. His wife was a dispatcher who resigned late last year just before giving birth.

The couple’s Methodist church is still asking for prayers for the couple.


A police spokesman said the Horner’s have strong religious beliefs and do not believe in seeking medical treatment. Several neighbors, as well as others who knew the Horners, insist the couple’s beliefs have something to do with Misty’s death.

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