Monday, January 23, 2012
Police in Bethany, Oklahoma, are investigating a murder they believe is linked to a local drug and prostitution ring. Police arrested Jimmy Lee Massey, Jr., suspected of taking part in the murder of Carina Saunders, 19, whose dismembered body was found stuffed in a duffel bag behind a store. Bethany Chief of Police Phil Cole said they believe Massey kidnapped another woman and forced her to watch the torture and murder of Saunders. "We believe the murder of Saunders was to send a message to the kidnapping victim and others they needed to take part in the human trafficking side of this criminal organization," Cole said.