Today, the 372nd District Court officially reached a plea deal with Jordin Roache, 21, for the 2017 homicide of 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill of Bedford. In exchange for his guilty plea, Roache was sentenced to 10 years in prison for first degree murder. Roache has been incarcerated since his arrest in 2017.
“This day has been a long time coming and we’re grateful for the hard work and countless hours put in by Bedford Police officers, detectives, and forensic investigators along with the prosecutors from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office,” said Bedford Police Chief Jeff Williams. “The Cargill family remains in our thoughts as we reach the conclusion of this tragic case.”
Kaytlynn Cargill, 14, was reported missing from her apartment complex off Forest Ridge Drive on June 19, 2017. The next day, police identified 16-year-old Roache as a possible suspect after witnesses saw her with him the day she disappeared. The following day, June 21, after two days of searching and following leads, Kaytlynn’s body was found in an Arlington landfill.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives found several pieces of evidence that led to Roache’s arrest, including Cargill’s DNA and blood in his girlfriend’s apartment, where he was living at the time.
The case experienced several delays over the years, caused by various factors including the COVID-19 pandemic. Following his sentencing, Roache was transferred to the Texas Department of Corrections.
If anyone has any additional information about the case, please contact the Bedford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 817.952.2411.