Family, Friends Raise Reward Fund For Leads In Carina Saunders' Murder

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 7:11 pm
By: News 9

It's been one month since Carina Saunders disappeared and more than three weeks from the time police started investigating her murder.

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With no arrests in the case, Carina Saunders' family and friends are rallying together, hoping to provide more incentive for someone to come forward.

"It is all so crazy, it is still hard to believe it…kind of sounds like a dream like I should wake up from it," said Nick Wilkerson, one of Saunders' friends.

Wilkerson is helping raise money for the reward. He said Saunders' father Richard Saunders is selling t-shirts and jackets as a fundraiser for the reward.

In an interview on October 31, Saunders' father Richard Saunders told us he would do anything to help police find his daughter's killer.

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"Knowing that someone sadistic enough did this to our little girl, it is just more than anyone can bear," Richard said.

Richard Saunders is also collecting donations to be able to offer a large reward.

Wilkerson said the grieving process will not be possible until Saunders' killer is caught.

"It will never put closure on it completely because it never should have happened," Wilkerson said.

But Wilkerson believes everyone will rest a little easier when justice is served.

"We want the person brought to justice no matter what, and like I said, if that is what it takes we are going to stick to it," Wilkerson said.

The friends are selling the t-shirts for $20 and the jacket $30.

If you are interested in helping out, you can place an order on the "Justice for Carina" Facebook page. You can also make donations at any Chase Bank in the name "Carina Saunders Reward Contribution"