Body found at North Texas landfill ID'd as missing girl

The death of 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill, whose body was discovered in a Dallas, Texas-area landfill days after she vanished, is now under investigation.

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 body was discovered Wednesday afternoon by a worker at the landfill about five miles from Cargill's house. Her cause of death has not been released.

Bedford police say the girl was last seen Monday evening as she walked her dog. According to the flyers, a friend said she saw Kaytlynn tie her dog's leash to a fence and asked friends to watch the dog but never returned.

"I went out looking for her after she didn't come back for like 30 minutes", West said.

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Cook says detectives are checking for reports of missing persons as part of the death investigation.

Police are now investigating the incident, though neighbors have said that they didn't spot anything unusual on the night of the disappearance.

At approximately 1:41 p.m., an employee with Republic Services reported to police that a body had been uncovered in the landfill area where the employee had been working. They actually thought the 14-year-old was just a runaway and, because of this, an Amber Alert was not issued.

One of Kaytlynn's teachers raved about her intelligence, and Kaytlynn's friend Bayleigh Wagoner agreed. "She could make you laugh whenever". "She'd always be the first one to answer a question".

"She was this carefree girl", Bayleigh said. "I just can't believe this happened to her".

  • Leroy Wright