GRAPHIC: Carina Saunders autopsy released
OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorney Scott Adams offers the same response most have when he saw in black and white the details of how Carina Saunders was murdered.
“Reading it is horrible I feel badly for the family,” Adams said.
The 19-year-old girl was missing for two weeks until her body was discovered near a grocery store in Bethany.
The Medical Examiner’s office released the autopsy Wednesday.
It reads like a script from a horror film with torture so unimaginable we’re only able to describe some of it.
According to the report, the office received her body in two bags.
Saunders’ head and legs in one and her neck and other limbs were in a second bag.
Officials believe the autopsy proves the people who committed this heinous crime tried to hide her identity.
Her hands and feet were missing and there were lacerations on her upper back from an attempt to remove her tattoo.
Adams represents a woman who said she saw the killing on video.
“The report goes right along the lines of what my client said happened. She talks about the actual sawing off of the limbs,” Adams said.
Jimmy Massey and Luis Ruiz are charged with first-degree murder but investigators believe more people could be involved.
A witness told investigators they believe Saunders was one of many girls forced into a sex trade ring.
That witness said the gruesome beheading was captured on video to teach other girls a lesson.
Adams said, “The individuals who are responsible for this don’t care about human life and I’m still extremely concerned about her. She’s been in deep hiding.”
Adams said his client was outed by another police agency and now fears for her safety.
He said the woman is a little reluctant at this point to come forward with more information because of what happened last time.
The killing didn’t happen in a secluded cabin where no one could hear the screams but at a house in the middle of OKC.
Adams said, “For this to be going on in Oklahoma City, I think, shows that we have a significant trafficking problem in regard to the sex trade.”
The autopsy also revealed Tramadol, a prescription pain medication, in her system.
Her body was decomposed too much to determine the quantity.
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