US Customs detains Florida teen after grandmother's death

by Olga Hunt November 27, 2017, 0:58
US Customs detains Florida teen after grandmother's death

But returning across the bridge requires a Border Patrol inspection, and Bowker said that ended with agents realizing Mott, 15, was wanted on vehicle theft charges and was a person of interest in the apparent death of his grandmother, Kristina French, 53.

During a press conference Friday, police said they had surveillance video from the Pennsylvania area of a person matching Mott's description.

A teen in Florida who went missing this week and was wanted by police in connection with the death of his grandmother was detained on Friday, Nov. 24-after he was caught trying to enter Canada near Buffalo, New York.

Logan Mott remains in custody over 1,000 miles from the scene where police discovered remains that could be his grandmother.

UPDATE, Friday 5:07 p.m.: Police said that a body found in the backyard of a Neptune Beach home is believed to be that of missing grandmother Kristina French.

'We are relieved that he is safe and in custody and we just ask for everyone to give us time to sort out what happened, ' the teen's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott said in a statement to Action News Jax.

"No matter what, Logan is our child and we love him and are standing by him to help in any way", she said.

According to his mother, Mott was a Sandalwood High student and French was a therapist who worked with autistic children.

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Logan Mott is considered a person of interest in the case. When the couple arrived, they learned their Neptune Beach home had been ransacked, the guns missing from the safe. Her weapons were gone, as was her Dodge Dart.

Officials announced Mott had been wanted for auto theft and was a person of interest in his grandmother's death, saying he was considered 'armed and risky'.

"He turned around on the bridge and came back", Bowker said, adding that it's not uncommon for people to do that, often because they've made a wrong turn.

Police say Mott may also be in possession of firearms, as guns had been reported missing from that home, so if you do see him, you're urged to call 911.

She the station that the last time she spoke to her son was Sunday night, and everything seemed fine.

She said a Jacksonville detective will fly to meet Logan on Saturday. Eric Mott is French's son and Logan's father.

"A big thank you to all for sharing and allowing us to quickly stop Logan Mott".

Eyewitness News is working to get more details on the story.


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