Authorities believe that the violent death of a 14-year-old girl in Texas may have been over a drug deal.
According to the New York Post, Kaytlynn Cargill of Bedford was found beaten to death with a hammer after going missing with her dog on June 19. A 16-year-old male acquaintance has been arrested in connection to the case.
Police believe that Cargill was going to meet the suspect to purchase marijuana. Per text messages, she was going to resell the drugs. The suspect allegedly bludgeoned Cargill with a hammer during the deal and left her body in a dumpster, per KDAF.
Cargill's dog was found tied to a fence at a nearby park. Initially police treated her disappearnce as a missing persons case, but three days later, her body was found in a landfill.
“It’s heartbreaking. I was thinking about it like, I don’t know why somebody would do that to such a young girl,” Cargill’s friend, Keianna Duff, told DFW-TV.
The 16-year-old suspect was arrested Friday at Wyatt High School. He was then taken into custody at Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center.
His name has not been released due to his age.