OSBI Offers Reward In Saunders Homicide Case:
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) is offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Carina Saunders murderer or murderers. If you’ll recall the 19-year-old’s body was found dismembered in a duffel bag behind a store in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Originally investigators thought that the murder may have been committed by a Juggalo which brought this story top my attention. That Juggalo was soon ruled out as a suspect. Then police arrested two men under the assumption that Carina was tortured and killed to intimidate others into working for a drug and human trafficking ring. The charges against those two suspects were dropped due to lack of evidence. Since then the Bethany police have turned over the investigation to the OSBI.
If anyone has any information, knows of any evidence in this case, they are urged to call 1-800-522-8017. The $10,000 reward is the maximum state law allows OSBI to offer.
For the sake of Carina’s family and friends I hope this reward leads to a valid arrest very soon.
Murder charges dismissed in Carina Saunders homicide case:
Two men who were charged in the brutal murder and mutilation of 19-year-old Carina Saunders have had the murder charges against them dropped.
Carina’s body was found mutilated in a duffel bag behind a Bethany, Oklahoma grocery store in October of 2011. Jimmy Lee Massey Jr. and Luis E. Ruiz were believed to have tortured and murdered Carina. Witnesses even allegedly placed them at the at the location of Carina’s murder. Her murder was supposedly done in order to intimidate others into participating in a human trafficking and drug ring.
The charges were dropped after the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) were asked to take over the case and the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. However the charges could be refiled if new evidence is discovered.
Ruiz is currently free while Massey is still imprisoned on drug trafficking charges.
I really feel bad for the family and friends of Carina Saunders. After dying a horribly violent death and believing that her killers were brought to justice only to receive the news that the Bethany police may have gotten the wrong men must just be even more heartbreaking for them. I pray that the OSBI does not make the same mistakes and brings her killer or killers to justice.
UPDATE 3/7/2013: Here is more information on why the murder charges were dropped for now.
Ruiz and Massey
Two men charged in Carina Saunders killing; affidavit details torture:
Two Accused Killers Charged With Murder Of Carina Saunders:
For those of you who don’t know the story the dismembered body of Carina Saunders was found stuffed in a duffel bag behind a grocery store in Bethany, Oklahoma. Then word came out that she was tortured and murdered in order to intimidate others that were involved in a human trafficking and drug ring. Now two men believed to be her killers have been charged with her murder. 37-year-old Luis Ruiz and 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey have been charged with first degree murder in Carina’s brutal and violent death.
In an affidavit recently released witness testimony says that Ruiz was the mastermind behind the operation and was instrumental in Carina’s torture and death. The affidavit states that Carina was assaulted by Ruiz then drug upstairs to a table where she was tied down. Ruiz then allegedly cut off one of her feet with a saw. He then attempted to cut off her other foot when the saw broke.
Massey allegedly confessed to being involved on the murder to another inmate and had even written down details in a jailhouse note revealing details that only the coroner and someone who was there at the time of the murder would know. Massey is believed to have kidnapped Saunders in order to take her to Ruiz.
I can’t imagine the lever of terror and pain that Carina had to endure. I’m sure there was much more torture than what was revealed in the affidavit. All so these lowlifes could run meth and force women to be raped for money. I can’t imagine what Carina’s family must be going through right now. Again just so some trailer trash scumbags could tweak and get $20 blowjobs.
If there was any real justice in the world these gutless cowards would be sawed in half with one of those two-man lumberjack saws from the bottom of their tiny crotches to the tips of their useless skulls while using every implement known to science to keep them alive as long as possible.
The best we can hope for is that they’ll get a temporary case of tetanus when they dance with Death’s hypodermic.
New Information Comes To Light In Carina Saunders’ Murder Case:
Did Carina see too much? Teacher ‘brutally tortured and dismembered girl, 19, to scare witnesses involved in human trafficking ring’:
This past week 37-year-old Luis Ruiz was arrested and charged with being the brutal torturer and murderer of 19-year-old Carina Saunders. If you’ll recall, in October of last year Carina’s body was found dismembered in a duffle bag behind a grocery store in a Bethany, Oklahoma.
Previously Bethany police had arrested Jimmy Lee Massey, Michael ‘Monster’ Knight and Luis Soto in connection with Carina’s murder. I even posted that Massey was arrested as the murderer but it appears that I was mistaken.
Ruiz is a father of 5 and a former elementary school teacher who not only some reports say allegedly raped Carina Saunders but also brutally tortured and murder her. Ruiz did this in order to send a message to other women who were involved in a drug and human trafficking ring.
If you think that drugs and prostitution are victimless crimes I implore you to remember Carina Saunders and let your imagination run wild on how she was violently tortured and decapitated just so you could smoke a joint or get a happy ending. Her blood is on all your hands just so you could satisfy your selfish and pointless needs.
Saunders’ Suspect ID’s Possible Murder Orchestrator:
19-year-old Carina Saunders of Bethany, Oklahoma was brutally tortured, murdered and dismembered just so her killers could intimidate someone. She was chosen at random and her dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a grocery store.
Previously I had posted about how 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey was charged in Carina’s murder. Now, search warrants that have been made public state that Massey may have implicated another alleged killer and the mastermind, Alejandro Rojas.
Rojas and Massey allegedly tortured and murdered Carina in order to intimidate another woman into working for their drug and human trafficking ring.
Police are searching for Rojas’ cell phone which they believe contains information regarding Carina’s murder. They didn’t have to look too hard for Rojas though as he is already in jail on drug charges just like Massey.
This does not sound like a crime that would be committed by a local weed dealer or pimp. This sounds like the type of murder that would be made by a major crime cartel, especially since drug trafficking and human trafficking are involved.
Again, for those of you who think drugs and prostitution are victimless crimes I dare you to tell that to Carina Saunders’ family.
Man held in Carina Saunders case:
I originally posted about the brutal murder of Carina Saunders here. She was the 19-year-old girl from Bethany, Oklahoma whose decapitated and dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a grocery store in October. Originally investigators thought that she may have been killed by a couple of Juggalos. It turns out that it was something terrifyingly more sinister.
33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey has been charged with Carina’s murder. He allegedly tortured and killed Carina to prove a point to someone else. Investigators say that Massey was involved with a drug and prostitution ring. They also say that Massey and 31-year-old Francisco Gomez grabbed a woman off the street, blindfolded her and made her watch the torture and death of Carina. The woman was told that if she didn’t cooperate with Massey’s prostitution ring that the same thing would happen to her.
And yet some people say that prostitution is a victimless crime. I would imagine that the friends and family of Carina Saunders would disagree.
Oklahoma does have the death penalty unfortunately the preferred method of execution is not a rusty wood chipper.
Bethany police seek FBI help in girl’s dismemberment:
Men no longer suspects in Bethany murder:
The other day I posted a story about a Juggalo who was wanted as a person of interest in the murder of 19-year-old Carina Saunders. Since that time he was ruled out as a person of interest so I removed the story. However I thought I would be doing a great disservice to Carina’s family and friends if I didn’t bring you her story just because the Juggalo was no longer involved.
Carina’s body was found on October 13th in a duffel bag behind a grocery store. She had been decapitated and dismembered. Two men were viewed as persons of interest by Bethany, Oklahoma police but both have since been cleared. No suspect has been named yet and Bethany police are seeking the FBI’s assistance with Carina’s murder.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Carina’s story reminds me of another crime that I posted about for years and that would be the murder of Jennifer Parks.
In 2005 16-year-old Jennifer was stabbed to death and dismembered by her two neighbors that she thought were friends, Jonathan and James Zarate. They tried disposing her body into the Passaic river in New Jersey but were caught by police. Both are serving life sentences.
I will be continually posting about Carina’s case as details become available and I pray for justice in this case.