Fourteen-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill left her house in Bedford, Texas, around 6:20 p.m. on June 19. She was last seen walking her dog.
When she didn’t return 30 minutes later, her family went looking for her and found the dog tied to a nearby fence. Two days later, her body was discovered in a landfill outside of Dallas.
According to a police report published by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with her death.
Investigators believe Cargill was killed with a hammer and that her body was placed inside a dumpster. The teenager has not been identified at this time.
WFAA reports that Cargill had met with the suspect at the swimming pool in order to buy marijuana.
Bedford Police Department Crime Scene investigators found blood splatter on the walls and doors inside of the apartment where the suspect was staying, as well as on the head of a hammer.
DNA evidence and cellphone records link the alleged teenage killer with the homicide victim.
The 16-year-old boy was arrested at O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been charged in connection with the homicide and is being held on $250,000 bond.
The Cargill family is currently not responding to requests for interviews.
At the time Cargill went missing, she was reported as a runaway, as police had no reason to suspect that she was in danger. An Amber Alert was not issued.