Investigation into Lee’s Summit mom’s death continues

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit medical examiner is still trying to determine the cause of death for a 30-year-old Lee’s Summit woman and the entire case has an air of mystery around it.

Misty Horner died Tuesday at her Lee’s Summit home five weeks after delivering a stillborn baby, also in her home.

Several people who know the couple have told NBC Action News that for religious reasons the couple did not believe in seeking medical treatment.

Although the woman was a Lee’s Summit Police dispatcher and her husband is currently an officer, the Lee’s Summit Police say it is appropriate that they use their own detectives rather than an outside investigator.

The Department says that is because the incident is considered a standard death investigation, not a criminal investigation.

The medical examiner is waiting for toxicology results and has not yet made a ruling in either death.

Horner had worked as a police dispatcher for five years until leaving while she was pregnant last November. She gave birth December 1.

Her husband Caleb Horner has been a Lee’s Summit Police officer for about eight years. He is on bereavement leave.

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