Butler County woman freed, hostage taker likely dead

January 19, 2020 - 8:16 am
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A Butler County woman who was being held hostage Saturday evening is safe, but the person holding that woman hostage is believed to be dead.

It happened around 7 p.m. at a home around 3 miles northwest of Leon. 

Our news partners at KSN-TV say the house caught on fire after the woman was rescued. The person holding that woman hostage set the house on fire and is likely dead inside the residence.

The woman was examined by EMS on scene but was not taken to a hospital. Rather, she was taken to the Butler County Jail on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant. 

More information is expected later this morning.

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