Authorities have announced that they have found the body of missing teenager Kaytlynn Cargill in an Arlington, Texas landfill, according to the Dallas News.
A landfill employee discovered the body and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office identified it as 14-year-old Cargill, of Bedford, Texas.
“We are shocked and saddened with this tragic news,” Bedford Lt. Kirk Roberts said in a statement. “We will pursue every lead, leave no stone unturned, and bring the person or persons responsible for Kaytlynn’s death to justice.”
The 14-year-old was last seen Monday evening, walking her dog, as reported by Crime Online. The dog was found tied up to a nearby fence, leaving her parents frantic with worry.
“I went out looking for her after she didn’t come back for like 30 minutes,” Kaytlynn’s mother, Trisha West, told reporters.
Police did not initially suspect foul play. They actually thought the 14-year-old was just a runaway and, because of this, an Amber Alert was not issued.
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Bedford authorities simply didn’t feel that the teenager was in any danger.
Police are currently investigating the incident, though neighbors have said that they didn’t spot anything unusual on the night of the disappearance.
“I didn’t hear any yells and it happened right behind my balcony,” Zach McDaniel told WFAA. “I heard no yells, no helps, no nothing.”
Kaytlynn’s family did not answer a call to comment.
A coroner has yet to reveal the cause of death.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Bedford police at 817-952-2440. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.
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