Monday, March 15, 2021

The Murder of Kaytlynn Cargill

 


Kaytlynn Cargill was only 14 years-old when she was brutally murdered on June 19th, 2017.  Prior to her untimely death, Kaytlynn lived with her mother in Bedford, Texas. Another local Bedford teen named Jordin Roache has been charged with Kaytlynn's murder. Jordin was only 16 years-old at the time the murder occurred. 

On the evening of June 19th, Kaytlynn was spending time with a male friend at her mother's apartment. The two teens were reportedly smoking marijuana together when Kaytlynn began to exchange text messages with Jordin Roache. Through their text messages, Kaytlynn and Jordin arranged to meet up at Jordin's apartment complex on Oak Creek Lane so Kaytlynn could buy marijuana from him. Kaytlynn and her friend planned to use the marijuana to make dabs, and then return the dabs to Jordin so he could sell them. 

Kaytlynn and her friend left her mother's apartment around 5:30 PM so Kaytlynn could meet up with Jordin. Jordin requested that Kaytlynn come alone, so her friend stayed back and watched while Kaytlynn met up with Jordin and another unknown male near the apartment complex's pool. Shortly thereafter, the friend watched as Kaytlynn ran away from Jordin and the unknown male. Once she met up with her friend again, she explained that she ran because Jordin and the unknown male had seen the friend watching them. 

Kaytlynn decided to try and meet up with Jordin again about an hour later. This time, Kaytlynn and her friend walked Kaytlynn's dog to a local dog park. Once there, Kaytlynn left the dog with her friend while she walked back towards Jordin's apartment complex. The friend expected Kaytlynn to return after a few minutes. Unfortunately, she never came back. 

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While waiting for Kaytlynn to return, her friend tied her dog to a tree and played basketball at the park's basketball courts. After 30 minutes passed without Kaytlynn's return, the friend decided to go home. Then, the friend sent Kaytlynn a text message to ask if she was okay. After the texts went unanswered, the friend decided to return to the dog park. By that point, Kaytlynn's mother had already gone to the park to look for her and the dog. Kaytlynn's mother reported her missing shortly thereafter. 

Investigators quickly learned that Kaytlynn had been in touch with Jordin Roache shortly before her disappearance. They first questioned Jordin on June 20th, 2017. Jordin told investigators that he planned to meet Kaytlynn at the dog park, but that she was not there when he showed up. The next day, investigators learned that a body matching Kaytlynn's description was found in a landfill in Arlington County. The body was positively identified as that of Kaytlynn Cargill the following day. She had been bludgeoned to death.

The landfill where Kaytlynn was found

After discovering the body, investigators checked the route sheets from the sanitation department. The route sheets confirmed that the dumpsters at the Oak Creek Lane apartments were emptied and transported to the landfill on the date the body was found. Kaytlynn was last seen alive at the Oak Creek Lane apartments--where Jordin Roache lived. 

Oak Creek Lane apartments


Investigators then conducted searches at Jordin's apartment. While there, they found blood spatter in several different places throughout the apartment. The blood was swabbed and then sent in for forensic testing. Less than a month later, it was confirmed that the blood found in Jordin's apartment belong to Kaytlynn. Investigators spent the next month gathering evidence before finally arresting Jordin on August 24th, 2017. He has been charged as an adult with Kaytlynn's murder. It's believed that Jordin beat Kaytlynn to death with a hammer. 

Jordin Roache

In 2019, it was announced that Jordin was going to undergo a mental health evaluation before the case continued. It is unclear if that evaluation has been completed or if it is still ongoing. Jordin remains in custody as he awaits further proceedings. 


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