OSBI: 'Items of interest' found during search of property connected to Saunders case
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says they have found several items of interest as they search a property in connection to the murder of Carina Saunders.
OSBI spokesperson Jessica Brown tells FOX 25 that a crew with a track hoe has been going inch by inch through the dirt of the property at 504 and 504 1/2 Oakdale Drive. The search began April 10 and is expected to last several days.
"We have found several items of interest," Brown said.
The OSBI will run the items through fingerprint, DNA and toxicology testing to determine if they're connected to the case.
The property was once owned by Kenny Richards. Search warrants filed last year show that Richards is a convicted felon accused of making a nude video and of "pimping out" Saunders in the weeks before her death.
OSBI said the current tenants of the homes are not involved in the case.
Saunders' body was found Oct. 13, 2011, after a foul odor was detected near a then-Homeland grocery store in Bethany. Police found her body in separate pieces in a nylon bag. Bethany police asked OSBI special agents to take over the investigation in 2012.