A friend of a former police dispatcher who died after childbirth said her friend was caught up in a cult-like religion that contributed to her death and the stillbirth of her child, KMBC’s Dan Weinbaum reported.
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Officer Caleb Horner has deep religious beliefs and one thing he doesn’t believe in is medical intervention.
The Jackson County medical examiner is awaiting the results of two studies before declaring the cause of death of the wife and unborn child of a Lee’s Summit police officer at the family home. The examiner will rule on the deaths of Misty M. Horner and the child after receiving of toxicology and histology reports. Both died at the home of Caleb Horner, a nine-year veteran of the Lee’s Summit Police Department. The child died during delivery in December and Misty Horner reportedly died Tuesday. No criminal investigation has been initiated and no charges filed. Police Chief Ken Conlee said
Several people who know the couple have told NBC Action News that for religious reasons the couple did not believe in seeking medical treatment.
A police spokesman said the Horner’s have strong religious beliefs and do not believe in seeking medical treatment.
Wife died after delivering stillborn. Couple believed in faith healing.