Texas police have released more information on the 16-year-old that has been arrested in connection with the death of 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill, whose body was found in a landfill, as reported by NBC5.
Police have identified a suspect, Jordin Roache, and alleged that he murdered Cargill with a hammer, bludgeoning her to death, according to FOX4. The murder allegedly took place inside of an apartment near Cargill’s home and authorities indicate that the two were involved in a drug deal, with the 14-year-old meeting Roache to get $300 he owed her as part of a marijuana transaction.
Investigators found blood splatter inside of the apartment Roache was staying in, which belonged to his girlfriend and her mother, as reported by The Dallas Morning News. Police said a forensic biologist found blood everywhere, on a door frame, the bathtub and on a patio ledge.
The warrant also notes that authorities found the alleged murder weapon inside of the home. Just like the apartment it resided in, the hammer was also caked with blood, police say.
Forensic analysts have confirmed that the blood inside of the apartment, and on the hammer, match that of victim Cargill. Authorities also allege that the suspect deleted text messages to and from Cargill and tried to establish a false alibi with his girlfriend, who was out of town.
Police detained the suspect at O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. The arrest warrant indicates that the suspect had been accused of being aggressive with females in the past.
“Members of the Bedford Police Department have met with and informed Kaytlynn’s family of the juvenile’s detention. The juvenile was detained earlier today and has been taken to the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Facility in Fort Worth,” police said in a statement. “We want to take this opportunity to reassure our community that they are not at risk.”
The criminal affidavit states that the 16-year-old suspect requested, via text message, that Cargill come alone to collect the $300 he owed her, leaving a friend and her dog behind.
As previously reported by CrimeOnline, Kaytlynn Cargill’s body was found in an Arlington, Texas landfill in June. Cargill went missing after leaving to walk her dog and authorities originally pegged her as a runaway, refusing to issue an AMBER alert. After finding the body, however, investigators announced that evidence definitively proved she died due to “homicidal violence.”
The 16-year-old juvenile acquaintance of the victim has been charged with murder and is being held on a $250,000 bond.
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