The two men, both 21-years-old and black, disappeared on a Saturday after witnesses say gunfire erupted when the two entered a white van, Fox 25 reported.
Four days later, when police pulled Jaron Moreland and Alize Smith's mutilated bodies from the bottom of a pond on April 18, a medical examiner told Moreland's grieving mother she had best "remember the vision that I have of him," because the damage done to his corpse was too great, she told KFOR.
Now a 16-year-old faces murder charges, and three others - including two of his family members - face charges as well.
Police say 22-year-old Kevin Don Garcia-Boettler and his 16-year-old brother met with Moreland and Smith in a grocery store parking lot in Moore, Okla., to buy a gun, according to the Norman Transcript. The meeting had been arranged on Craigslist, according to the paper.
The two brothers, who are white, had driven to the grocery store in a white van, which Moreland and Smith entered, KOKH reported.
“When they entered the vehicle, the white men said they heard a gun being racked,” Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the Norman Transcript. “So one of them fired four rounds.”