Photo: Luis Ruiz and Jimmy Massey Charged with Murder of Carina Saunders
On Monday, Luis Enrique Ruiz and Jimmy Lee Massey were charged in the death of 19-year-old Carina Saunders, an Oklahoma woman whose body was found in a duffel bag.
In October 2011, animal welfare workers in the Oklahoma City suburb of were rounding up feral cats when they stumbling upon a duffel bag. Inside was the dismembered dead body of Carina Saunders.
The medical examiner’s office stated that Carina was died a violent a torturous death.
According to the Daily Mail, Carina was kidnapped and murdered by a human trafficking gang. However, she was not killed immediately and a witness, Tia Downour, has reportedly told police that Carina’s captors beat her, tied her to a table, and attempted to saw off her right foot while she was still alive, stopping only because the saw broke. Downour said she saw a video on Ruiz’s phone of the gruesome torture.
It is believed Carina was murdered as a means of scaring other females into cooperating with the drug and human traffickers.
Ruiz, 37, was arrested on a larceny charge after allegedly trying to steal clothes from a Sears store, and Massey, 33, was already in jail on drug charges. Both have now been formally charged with first-degree murder.
While in jail, Massey is said to have given key details about what was done to Carina, as well as details regarding where her body was left.