The last time 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill was seen, she was walking her dog around 6:20pm on Monday in her home town of Bedford, Texas.
Her mother, Trisha West, went out looking for her daughter when she didn’t return within 30 minutes.
According to Dallas News, Trisha found Kaytlynn’s dog tied to the fence of a dog park near their home.
A friend of her daughter’s told Trisha Kaytlynn had asked them to watch her pet “for a minute” but she never returned.
Bedford Police Department posted a plea for help on Facebook the next day, but stressed they had "no reason to believe she is in any danger".
"We do not have any reason to suspect foul play is involved in her disappearance," the post read.
An Amber Alert was not issued, and her disappearance was being treated as a runaway case.
On Wednesday afternoon, the 14-year-old's body was found by a worker at a landfill 25 minutes away in Arlington, Texas.