Social Networking Site Had Profiles Of Missing Weatherford Teen, Carina Saunders


Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 11:27 pm
By: News 9


A social networking site has police looking into what they call a disturbing coincidence.

Carina Saunders and Jaray Wilson, who both went missing and may have links to human trafficking, both had profiles on meetme.com this week. Both profiles claimed they were older than their actual age.  

Meetme.com is a social networking site with virtual games. News 9 searched around the site and found you can find and flirt with friends by sex and age. There are sexually suggestive messages and pleas for help from minors.

You can buy people and be sold. You can play games, reconnect with friends or hook up by accepting money and dates. Carina Saunders' troubled life and scary death have plagued Oklahomans for a year now; her 19-year-old body found dismembered last fall.

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Investigator say she may have been connected to drugs and human trafficking. Saunders died last year and her is case still unsolved, but until Tuesday she had an active profile on meetme.com, and so did missing 16-year-old  Jaray Wilson.

"I'm concerned that these young girls are on the internet and sites without any oversight," said Debra Forshee with Oklahoma Youth Services. "A human trafficker can groom his prey online for several months."

The site was founded as myyearbook.com in 2005. Six months ago it was rebranded and renamed.

"These types of sites these social networking sites crop up they leave the internet  they crop again," Forshee said.

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When News 9 inquired about the website and a possible connection, Saunders and Wilson's profiles were removed.

"It is somewhat alarming. It makes you question about the site," Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Darrell Weaver said.  

Weaver pointed out that many predators lure behind computers and parents should safeguard kids, not websites. The agency hadn't investigated any complaints about the site, at this writing.

Agents will investigate any possible connection and are working with local police departments to solve the Saunders and Wilson cases.