Protest, Candlelight Vigil Held For Bethany Girl Killed, Found In Bag

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 10:57 pm
By: News 9

Havonnah Johnson, News 9

BETHANY, Oklahoma -- Friends and family of Carina Saunders held a protest followed by a candlelight vigil Tuesday.

The missing 19-year-old's body was found dismembered in a duffel bag behind Homeland grocery store last Thursday. Dozens met at the Bethany Police Department, lining the streets, and holding signs urging police to find Saunders' killer.

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"She was the sweetest, most beautiful girl. I just can't phantom the idea of how someone could do something to a girl so sweet," a friend said.

Meanwhile the family asks friends to tell police everything they hear as the investigation progresses.

After the protest, the group moved to the Homeland grocery store to place a cross where her body was discovered.

Saunders' father didn't want to speak to media, but thanked everyone for coming and for supporting police efforts.

The family is offering a reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the person accountable. If you have info you're asked to call Bethany Police at (405)-789-2323.

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