Police have officially ruled the death of a Texas teenager whose body was found in a landfill as a homicide, according to Daily News.
As previously reported by Crime Online, the body of Kaytlynn Cargill, 14, was found in an Arlington, Texas landfill in June. Cargill was last seen walking her dog and authorities originally pegged her as a runaway, refusing to issue an Amber Alert. Police have now announced that new evidence definitively proves she died due to “homicidal violence.”
No arrests have been made and the medical examiner did not reveal a cause of death and said the autopsy report was not yet completed, but enough has been uncovered to classify the case as a homicide.
The girl’s body was found two days after she went missing, by a worker at the Arlington landfill about four miles away from her home.
Detectives have stated that they will not stop until they apprehend Cargill’s murderer.
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.”
A neighbor told reporters that he heard no signs of a struggle during the time that the 14-year-old went missing.
“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.”
This is an ongoing case. Anyone with information 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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