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Carina Saunders' homicide case timeline

Time line in Carina Saunders' homicide timeline
by Tim Willert Published: March 4, 2013


Carina Saunders' homicide case timeline

• Sept. 28, 2011: Carina Saunders reported missing.

• Oct. 13, 2011: Saunders' dismembered body found in a duffel bag behind a Homeland Store on NW 23 and Rockwell.

• July 5, 2012: Bethany police arrest Luis E. Ruiz on a murder complaint.

• July 23, 2012: Oklahoma County prosecutors charge Ruiz and Jimmy Lee Massey Jr. with first-degree murder.

• Aug. 15, 2012: The state medical examiner releases Saunders' autopsy report.

• Feb. 5: Bethany police turn over Saunders' homicide case to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

• Feb. 22: Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater dismisses case against Massey and Ruiz pending more investigation.

• Feb. 25: Ruiz is released from Oklahoma County jail.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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