19-year-old murder victim asked for help months before her death, cold case documents reveal

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A search warrant reveals new details about the gruesome death of 19-year-old Carina Saunders. Investigators say she may have known her attackers were coming for her and she was desperately looking for help. In October of 2011, Saunders’ head along with dismembered portions of her body were found in Bethany. Eight […]

Former suspect in Carina Saunders murder case suing Bethany police for wrongful arrest

BETHANY, Okla. – Authorities continue to investigate a horrific murder that shocked the city and a former suspect is now suing the City of Bethany and several police officers for allegedly violating his Constitutional rights. On Oct. 13, 2011, officers were called to the Homeland store on N.W. 23rd St. after receiving numerous reports of […]

New arrest in murder of Bethany teen

BETHANY, Okla. — Officers have made a new arrest in the murder of Bethany teen, Carina Saunders.  Bethany Police arrested 37-year-old Luis E. Ruiz at about 1 p.m. Thursday.  Ruiz is facing a first-degree murder charge.  Authorities have not released any other details at this time. Nine months ago police made the gruesome discovery of […]

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 […]

Carina Saunders murder investigation expands

OKLAHOMA CITY — Bethany Police detectives have zeroed in on an area in Southwest Oklahoma City as a possible location for the 2011 murder of Carina Saunders. Eight months ago police made the gruesome discovery of Saunders’ dismembered body. The remains were discovered in a duffel bag near a grocery in Bethany. Police believe Saunders […]

GRAPHIC: Men charged in murder of Carina Saunders

OKLAHOMA CITY — Formal charges have finally been filed in the Carina Saunders murder case.  These latest developments come nine months after the 19-year-old girl’s dismembered body was discovered inside a duffel bag behind a Bethany grocery store.   Jimmy Massey, 34 and Luis Ruiz, 37, are both officially charged with first-degree murder. The probable cause […]

Investigators searching for video-taped torture of Carina Saunders

BETHANY, Okla.. — Investigators believe the murder of Carina Saunders may have been captured on video. In an affidavit for a search warrant, Bethany Police say several sources have told investigators about the video, but so far law enforcement can’t confirm that it exists. Police served a search warrant at Studio Six Motel near I-35 […]

CARINA SAUNDERS UPDATE: Witness claims she’s seen video torture

OKLAHOMA CITY — Bethany Police have tracked down a key witness in the Carina Saunders murder case. Saunders, 19, was murdered and dismembered last year. Her body was found in a duffel bag in a Bethany grocery store parking lot. Bethany Police are investigating the murder. Detectives have been desperately searching for the most important […]

Murder charges dropped against men accused of killing Bethany teen

OKLAHOMA CITY – A shocking twist in a high profile murder case. The victim, Carina Saunders, was found inside a duffle bag, near a Bethany grocery store in Oct. 2011. Now the criminal charges against two men accused of the brutal murder have been dropped by the district attorney’s office. District attorney David Prater dismissed […]

Hearing rescheduled in Saunders murder case

OKLAHOMA CITY—Two men who are accused of dismembering and killing a 19-year-old will wait a little longer to face a judge for a preliminary hearing. Jimmy Massey Jr., 34, and Luis Ruiz, 38, are both charged with first-degree murder in the death of Carina Saunders. Her body was found in October of 2011 in a […]

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