A 16-year-old has been detained by police in connection with the death of a Texas teen who was found in a landfill.
His name was being withheld because he is a juvenile.
Cargill’s body was found in a North Texas landfill in June, days after she was last seen walking her dog.
The 16-year-old boy was an acquaintance of Kaytlynn, police said, and her parents have been notified of the boy’s detention.
Cargill was last seen leaving her home to walk her dog around 6:20 p.m. on June 19, and her mother reported her missing after she failed to return home after about two hours.
A police affidavit said text messages showed that she had gone to meet the boy to buy marijuana on June 19, the day she disappeared. The detainee – whose gender was not identified – was detained early Friday and is now in Tarrant County’s Juvenile Detention Facility in Fort Worth.
Forensic investigators found blood spots inside the apartment as well as the hammer itself.
“We want to take this opportunity to reassure our community that they are not at risk”, police said in a statement.
A worker at the Arlington landfill (pictured) discovered a body.
The witness told police Cargill was asked to come to the Oak Creek Apartments alone, without the witness or her dog, the arrest warrant states.
Gibson had said that there was no evidence to suggest that Kaytlynn had been abducted or was in danger after she went missing, so an Amber Alert was not issued.
Landfill where Bedford police found the body of Kaytlynn Cargill in Arlington, Texas in June of 2017.
. She never returned and the dog was found tied to a post in the apartment’s dog park.
On June 26, police made contact with a man the suspect identified as his “uncle”, who is believed to have picked the suspect up after the murder.