Some people claim that there's an entire subculture of criminals who have created an underground crypto-economy of snuff films and child porn. Others claim that real, authentic snuff films don't actually exist. Now, Oklahoma police are on the hunt for a video of the murder of Carina Saunders, whose dismembered body was recently found in two duffel bags in a field behind a grocery store — and they're offering $10,000 dollars for anyone who can find it.
Saunders may have gotten herself embroiled in drug trafficking, leading to her death. Jimmy Massey and Luis Ruiz were originally arrested for the murder in what was described as an obvious "open-and-shut" case (Massey was heard bragging about the murder in jail) but they were ultimately released due to lack of physical evidence. In fact, those arrests were so badly bungled that cops are now being investigated for using what Crime Watch Daily calls "deceptive and misleading tactics" to manipulate the court.
Witnesses are now claiming that there is a video of Saudners' murder floating around, with some even saying Ruiz can be seen on the film.
"The OSBI has a strong belief that there is in existence a video of the murder. We have strong reason to believe that that video still exists," said Stan Florence, director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. "If there are those in the public who know where that video exists, we are offering up to a $10,000 reward for that video."
10k is the largest monetary reward allowed by state law to be offered by investigators.
Despite the severity of the situation, somehow the investigation continues to be mishandled: One of the people claiming she saw this video is a local prostitute who spoke under the condition of anonymity. Police went ahead and released her name to the public anyway, leaving her terrified of the repercussions.