Disturbing New Details Released About Murder Of Kaytlynn Cargill After A 16-Year-Old Boy Was Arrested For Killing The 7th Grader With A Hammer Over Marijuana

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Her body was found in a landfill.

On June 19, 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill went missing while walking her dog near her home in Bedford, Texas.

Two days later, her body was found in a landfill. 

Police didn't issue an Amber Alert when the girl first disappeared and still stand by that decision because they say there was no evidence she had been abducted or that there was any further risk to the community.

 

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Zach McDaniel, a neighbor, said he saw Cargill tie her dog's leash to a fence and ask friends to watch the pet. She never came back. 

"I didn't hear any yells and it happened right behind my balcony," McDaniel said. 'I heard no yells, no helps, no nothing."

When Cargill first went missing, the girl's friends gave different stories to police, who said they didn't believe the teen was in any danger. 

Even after her body was found, it wasn't until August that her death was ruled the result of "homicidal violence." 

 

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This week, police arrested a 16-year-old boy for her murder. They say he used a hammer to kill Cargill after she went to his apartment to do a drug deal for marijuana dabs. Cops allege he was a dealer.

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Investigators found text messages that indicated Cargill went to the suspect's apartment to buy pot. She was making ''dabs' for the suspect who was going to sell them at a profit. 

Police found blood spots inside the apartment and on the head of a hammer, which is the likely murder weapon. 

DNA tests showed it was Cargill's blood that was found splattered along the hallway walls and several doors, including the bedroom the teen stays in. 

You can read the entire arrest warrant for the suspect here, which includes the detailed timeline by the friend of Kaytlynn who was with her before her murder and saw her meet up with her alleged killer. 

He was arrested at his high school in Texas and is being held on a $250,000 bond. 

Police say Cargill met the suspect at the complex swimming pool, but then they went to his apartment. It was there that she was bludgeoned with a hammer. 

According to Cargill's parents, she loved animals, played softball and volleyball. 

"Kaytlynn was an optimist, with a heart bigger than anyone will ever know," her obituary read. "Her energy and spirit shone through and was infectious to everyone around her."

 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, dating, relationships and everything in between. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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