9/3/17 – The Bedford Police Department has detained a teen in connection with Kaytlynn’s death. More details were released surrounding her death, that was stated in the arrest warrant. It states that Kaylynn was killed with a hammer and the 16-year-old, who is a student at O.D. Wyatt High School, deleted text messages and phone calls trying to establish an alibi with his girlfriend.
His arrest warrant states Cargill was likely killed with a hammer. The teen had planned to sell drugs to Kaylynn.
It also states the juvenile deleted texts and phone calls trying to establish an alibi with his then girlfriend. A name will unlikely be released as the person is under 18.
8/25/17 – Kaytlynn’s death was ruled a homicide. At this writing no suspects have been named.
6/23/17 – The body found in the landfill was confirmed to belong to Kaylynn. The Bedford Police Dept. stated:
“We are shocked and saddened with this tragic news. We will pursue every lead, leave no stone unturned, and bring the person or persons responsible for Kaytlynn’s death to justice.”
Kaytlynn Cargill, 14, went missing around 6:30 p.m. while walking her dog around the Oak Creek Apartments in the 1700 block of Oak Creek Lane in Bedford, Texas on Monday, June 19, 2017. A friend of the teen said that Kaytlynn asked others to watch the dog for a minute but never returned, reports the Dallas News. The dog was later found tied to a fence.
On Thursday, authorities have gone to a Bedford landfill in the 800 block of Mosier Valley Road on Thursday morning where a female’s body has been recovered. It was determined the body was left by a hauler after it emptied its load at the landfill. The landfill is about 5 miles from where Kaytlynn was last seen.
Bedford Police say they cannot confirm whether or not the body is in fact Kaytlynn’s, and are waiting for more information from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.
Anyone with information on Kaytlynn’s whereabouts can call the Bedford Police Department at 817-952-2440.