OSBI Sets Reward and Releases Sketch of Murder Suspect

Mike Seals - November 4, 2020 6:30 am

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is releasing a sketch of an individual that agents would like to speak with regarding the Carina Saunders case. The sketch was made based on the description of a man seen in the area at the time of Carina’s death. He is not a suspect or a person of interest; he is someone agents would like to speak with to see if he has any information that might be helpful to the investigation.

Additionally, in connection with the October anniversary of Carina’s remains being discovered, the Bureau is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case.

Carina was 19 at the time of her murder. Her dismembered remains were discovered behind a Bethany grocery store on October 13, 2011. The case was investigated by the Bethany Police Department until the OSBI was requested in April 2013. Over the course of the OSBI’s investigation, hundreds of reports have been written, dozens of search warrants have been conducted, interviews have been done, evidence has been collected and analyzed, and agents have even dug at several locations searching for additional evidence. To date, the OSBI has not named or arrested a suspect(s) in the case.

Carina’s case is highlighted in the OSBI’s Cold Case playing cards. The decks of cards are distributed through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Inmates can purchase the playing cards at the canteen. The hope is that an inmate playing a card game will recognize a face or a case, and if that inmate has information that can be helpful, he/she will then contact law enforcement.

If you recognize the man in the sketch or have any other information related to the murder of Carina Saunders, contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or [email protected] You can remain anonymous.


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