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Authorities searching for human remains in case of Carina Saunders

Her family last saw her on Sept. 28, 2011.

This undated photo provided by the Bethany, Okla. Police Department shows Carina Saunders. Investigators in a small Oklahoma City suburb have asked the FBI to help them identify possible suspects in the death of the 19-year-old woman, whose dismembered body was found in a duffel bag, the deputy chief of police said Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Bethany Police Department) ORG XMIT: OKSO101
This undated photo provided by the Bethany, Okla. Police Department shows Carina Saunders. Investigators in a small Oklahoma City suburb have asked the FBI to help them identify possible suspects in the death of the 19-year-old woman, whose dismembered body was found in a duffel bag, the deputy chief of police said Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Bethany Police Department) ORG XMIT: OKSO101

Authorities found the 19-year-old's body on Oct. 13, 2011, dismembered behind a Bethany grocery store. 

More than five years later, crews excavated the grounds of a northwest Oklahoma City home looking for evidence. Not all of her body was found in the duffel bag. 

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials search through dirt and debris at a home in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 10, 2017, where they are using ground-penetrating radar to look for remains in connection with the Carina Saunders murder. The body of the 19-year-old woman was found dismembered a duffle bag in October of 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials search through dirt and debris at a home in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 10, 2017, where they are using ground-penetrating radar to look for remains in connection with the Carina Saunders murder. The body of the 19-year-old woman was found dismembered a duffle bag in October of 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Oklahoman reported that the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation expects to spend several days looking for evidence in the case, with the help of ground-penetrating radar, a backhoe, University of Oklahoma archaeologists and medical examiner's office personnel. 

In October, the Saunders family announced it is still seeking tips about the case. OSBI announced a $10,000 reward for a video of the killing investigators believe exists.

Investigators have located surveillance video from Oct. 8, 2011, outside the Newcastle Casino. Saunders is seen getting into a red, four-door Ford pickup with a brush guard and lights on the top, Florence said.

The only description of anyone inside the pickup is a man with full tattoo sleeves on both arms, he said.

Jimmy Lee Massey and Luis Enrique Ruiz were previously arrested in connection with the case, but prosecutors dropped charges against them due to a botched initial investigation by Bethany police, prosecutors said, The Oklahoman's Matt Dinger reported.

Family and friends recently placed a large white cross  as a memorial to Carina Saunders, 19,  in a field on the north side of NW 23 Street west of Rockwell Avenue in Bethany.  Saunders' dismembered body was found in a duffel bag in a field next to a national chain grocery store on Oct. 13. Police continue to search for her killer.  This photo taken Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman  ORG XMIT: KOD
Family and friends recently placed a large white cross as a memorial to Carina Saunders, 19, in a field on the north side of NW 23 Street west of Rockwell Avenue in Bethany. Saunders' dismembered body was found in a duffel bag in a field next to a national chain grocery store on Oct. 13. Police continue to search for her killer. This photo taken Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

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