Sedalia, Missouri resident James Barton Horn Jr. kept his girlfriend, Sandra Kay Sutton, captive in a wooden box for over four months. The girlfriend claimed that their relationship started out well, but after some time, he became violent and controlling. The box was four feet long and rather deep, and it was built entirely for the purpose of keeping people within its walls. After locking her in for a period of time, Horn would let her out to eat, use the facilities, and then he would rape her before placing her back in the wooden crate.
In a shocking twist to this story, Sutton and her 17-year-old son were found shot to death in their apartment in 2015, and Horn was the main police suspect. Police shot and killed Horn at a wildlife area in Missouri in May of 2015 as part of this investigation.