Police say a gun found on a man suspected of killing a Missouri woman and her son connects him to the crimes.

Officers shot and killed James Horn Jr. of Sedalia in May after 46-year-old Sandra Hutton and her 17-year-old son, Zachary, were killed at a home in Clinton. Officers began searching for Horn in April after Sandra Hutton escaped from a home in Sedalia and told authorities Horn had held her captive, sometimes keeping her in a wooden box.

Clinton Assistant Chief Sonny Lynch told KMBC-TV that bullets from a gun found on Horn when he was killed were used in the Huttons' killings.

Lynch also says police believe Horn rode a bicycle to Clinton the day of the shootings, despite being the subject of an intense search.