Missing Teen Wanted in Connection With Grandma’s Death, Caught Trying to Enter Canada
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.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, authorities named Logan Mott, a 15-year-old boy, as a person of interest in the case.
A body believed to be of Logan’s 53-year-old grandmother, Kristina French, was found by police on Friday in a shallow grave.
The grave was located at Eric Mott’s home in Neptune Beach,—where Logan also lives, according to ABC News. Eric Mott is French’s son and Logan’s father.
Logan Mott has been detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as he tried to enter Canada from the Buffalo, NY area. A big thank you to everyone for sharing and helping us get #LoganMott detained quickly. The investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/kAFP3fBFVM
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) November 25, 2017
“Logan Mott has been detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as he tried to enter Canada from the Buffalo, NY area. A big thank you to everyone for sharing and helping us get
#LoganMott detained quickly. The investigation is ongoing” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office posted in a Nov. 24 tweet.
Logan was reported missing along with his grandmother. The remains of the body have not been officially identified as of writing on Saturday, Nov. 25, according to CBS News.
The Logan’s mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott, gave CBS this statement after learning the news that her son was in custody.
“We are relieved he is safe and in custody and we just ask for everyone to give us time to sort out what happened. That no matter what, Logan is our child and we love him and are standing by him to help in any way. We want to find out what happened to Kristina and we need time for that to happen,” the mother said.
Earlier this week on Wednesday, Eric Mott was returning home from a vacation when he saw the ransacked home with both his son and mother missing.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Director Ron Lendvay told CBS that investigators found evidence of foul play and of “possible criminal violence” inside the home.
Logan’s father also said that several guns were missing from the ransacked home, according to ABC affiliate WJXX.
Police want to interview Logan to determine what exactly occurred inside their home.
At a Friday press conference, police did not describe Logan Mott as a suspect, instead saying: “We need to talk to him about what happened in the house,” a police representative said.
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