Jimmy Massey and Luis Ruiz were charged on Monday with the killing of Carina Saunders whose dismembered body was found almost a year ago in a duffel bag behind a grocery store.
After animal welfare workers spotted the duffel bag behind a grocery store last year, two men were held without bond in the Oklahoma County Jail. They were charged with first-degree murder by the Oklahoma County district attorney.
The 19-year-old victim Carina Saunders had just graduated from Mustang School and was identified by the distinct tattoos on her body. Jimmy Massey, 33 allegedly murdered Saunders in a brutal manner in order to scare another woman into co-operating with a human trafficking ring.
The other woman who was allegedly at the scene when Massey was brutally murdering Saunders, said in a testimony that she and Saunders went to a house in south Oklahoma City, where Ruiz beat Saunders and tied her up. The witness said Ruiz dragged Saunders to an upstairs room, tied her to a table and cut off her left foot. She said he also tried to cut off her right foot, but the saw broke.
According to a story in The Huffington Post, Saunders had known Massey personally and Police Chief Phil Cole said: Evidence in our investigation has led us to believe that she had been expected to provide certain things to this trafficking group and that she had not been performing to their satisfaction.
Bethany Police Chief Phil Cole confirmed that the Saunders' killing was tied to human trafficking, prostitution and a drug ring.