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14-year-old girl beaten to death by 16-year-old drug dealer while she was buying marijuana from him

By Mason White 1:03 PM September 3, 2017
Kaytlynn Cargill
Kaytlynn Cargill
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A girl lost her life during a drug deal gone wrong, according to police in Texas.

14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill was last seen on June 18, at 6:20 p.m., when she went to walk her dog near the Oak Creek West Apartments in Bedford, where her family lives.

Police initially said they do not believe the teen was in danger and did not suspect foul play in her disappearance.

However, many people criticized police for not issuing an Amber Alert so that people could be on the lookout for her.

Two days after she went missing, the girl’s body was found in a landfill. The Tarrant County Medical examiner ruled that her death was caused by “homicidal violence.”

Detective tracked the garbage back to the vicinity of the girl’s home. Their investigation eventually led officers to the home of a 16-year-old boy in an apartment complex not far from the victim’s home.

There officers found a bloodstained hammer and blood spattered on walls in the hallway of his home.

Police learned that the girl came to the teen’s home to buy marijuana, which she allegedly wanted to resell.

Police did not say what occurred at the home that caused the boy to become violent and kill Cargill.

The juvenile, whose name has not been released, was arrested at O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. He is being held on $250,000 bond.