Carina Saunders killing
19 year old Carina Saunders was reported missing on September 28, 2011. On Oct. 13th, 2011 Saunders' body was found dismembered in a duffel bag behind a Homeland Store on NW 23 and Rockwell. Two men have been charged in the slaying.

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  • Sports, survival and weird news stories define 2011

    BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 27, 2011

    Oklahoman columnist Carrie Coppernoll writes that 2011 was a year of heartache, survival and weirdness.

  • Another arrest made in Bethany killing

    By BRYAN DEAN and ROBERT MEDLEY | Updated: Wed, Dec 21, 2011

    A man wanted as a person of interest in the death of Carina Saunders has been arrested. Francisco Gomez, 31, was arrested Tuesday night and police say “hard work” is finally paying off. He is being held in the Oklahoma County jail.

  • Man held in Carina Saunders case

    By BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 20, 2011

    A man already jailed on drug charges is being held in connection with the death and dismemberment of Carina Saunders, 19.

  • Police: Drug arrest leads to potential break in Saunders case

    BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Nov 30, 2011

    According to court records, Bethany police believe a man charged recently with drug trafficking may be involved in the killing and dismemberment of a 19-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffle bag behind a grocery store in October.

  • Police investigate death of Oklahoma City woman

    BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Oct 31, 2011

    A 19-year-old died over the weekend from injuries suffered Thursday night.

  • Despite difficulties, Bethany police work to solve woman's killing

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, Oct 28, 2011

    An update on the Carina Saunders homicide case was given Friday by Bethany, OK, police, who said they have no specific people of interest.

  • Bethany police seek FBI help in girl's dismemberment

    Published: Tue, Oct 25, 2011

    BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Investigators in Bethany want the FBI to help them identify possible suspects in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose dismembered body was found in a duffel bag. Deputy Chief John Reid said Tuesday investigators have asked the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit to develop a...

  • Bethany police say Cody Perez is no longer a person of interest in woman's slaying

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Oct 24, 2011

    The search for a killer in Bethany homicide continues Monday. But police say Cody Perez is no longer a person of interest.

  • Family, friends mourn slain Carina Saunders; investigators seek person of interest

    BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

    As family and friends remembered the short life of Carina Saunders, investigators on Friday released no new information on the killing of the 19 year old, whose body was found stuffed in duffel bag behind a grocery store in Bethany, OK.

  • Person of interest in death of Carina Saunders may have sold his knives

    BY BRYAN DEAN and TIFFANY GIBSON | Updated: Thu, Oct 20, 2011

    Police are still searching for Cody Perez, 21, who they say is a “person of interest” in the killing of Carina Saunders, 19, whose dismembered body was found last week in a duffel bag in Bethany.

  • One ‘person of interest' cleared, another sought by Bethany police in death of 19-year-old woman

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, BRYAN DEAN and TIFFANY GIBSON | Updated: Wed, Oct 19, 2011

    Bethany police identified two men as persons of interest in the death of 19-year-old Carina Saunders, whose dismembered body was found in a duffel bag. One of the men, Kyle Tweed, 21, was interviewed by Bethany police Wednesday afternoon and is no longer a person of interest. The search continues...

  • Mother of missing Oklahoma City man speaks out

    BY MATT DINGER mdinger@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Oct 19, 2011

    Cody Perez, 21, was last seen Oct. 10 after being dropped off at Platt College at Memorial Road and N May Avenue, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. His mother, Rachel Laraway, has not seen him since and is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.



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