Kaytlynn Cargill, the 14-year old girl who went missing while walking her dog has reportedly died. Police claim that her body was discovered in an Arlington landfill.
Police in Bedford, Texas have confirmed that the body discovered from an Arlington landfill was indeed that of the missing girl. Tarrant County Medical Examiner says that the cause of the death is yet to be determined and is pending as of now.
A report in the Fort-Worth Star Telegram says, “A deceased young female was found by an employee among the trash left by a hauler, just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday. It is not known when the body was dumped at the landfill”.
In a Facebook post, the Bedford Police Department said Cargill disappeared while walking her dog near the Oak Creek Apartments. “We will pursue every lead, leave no stone unturned and bring the person or persons responsible for Kaytlynn’s death to justice,” said Lt. Kirk Roberts
Reports suggest that the search for the child was ongoing for the last several days and the police canvassed the teen’s neighborhood and flyers were posted around the town. According to the flyers, a friend said she saw Kaytlynn tie her dog’s leash to a fence and asked friends to watch the dog but never returned.
Her neighbor Zach McDaniel was quoted by the media as saying, “I didn’t hear any yells and it happened right behind my balcony…I heard no yells, no helps, no nothing.”
According to the Bedford Police, the child was last seen walking the dog at about 6:20 p.m. on June 19, a Monday night, according to the Bedford police statement. “When Kaytlynn did not return after about 30 minutes, her parents began looking for her, according to the police statement. Reports suggest that around 8 p.m., her parents reported her missing to police. “We are still hopeful and praying. Thank you to everyone who is sharing and spreading our baby girl Kaytlynn Cargill all over the nation. We hear your prayers and love…Please help bring my baby home! We miss her and need her”, a family member wrote on Facebook.
While dog was discovered in a nearby park, the young girl was not found. In their initial report to the public, Bedford police called Kaytlynn a “missing person” and said that an Amber Alert was not authorized because she was not believed to be in danger. Police thought that the child had runaway from home. Police statement earlier said, “At this time, we have no reason to believe she is in any danger and we do not have any reason to suspect foul play is involved in her disappearance. Due to this, an Amber Alert is not authorized.”