US Customs detains Florida teen after grandmother's death

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Logan Mott, who is a person of interest in the death of his 53-year-old grandmother Kristina French, was taken into custody after trying to enter Canada.

It's a tragic update in the days-long search to find a missing 15-year-old and his grandmother.

The father, a veteran's corrections officer with the JSO, reported several guns were also missing from the home. They took an Uber home from the airport Wednesday after French never showed up to get them.

Guns had also been reported missing from Mott's family home, but Bowker wouldn't say whether any were recovered during the inspection.

Detectives believe they have located Logan and the auto in Pennsylvania, and they also believe they found French's body buried in the backyard of Mott's home in Neptune Beach. Officials are waiting for an autopsy for a positive identification.

The missing child alert for Logan was lifted Friday.

Pictured Neptune Beach, Florida teen, Logan Mott and his grandmother, Kristina French.Logan Mott is to date only a person of interest not a suspect, but damning evidence mounts. Mott has not yet been charged in his grandmother's death.

On Friday, authorities detained Mott at the Canadian border after he tried to enter the country close to Buffalo, New York.

The Logan's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott, gave CBS this statement after learning the news that her son was in custody. The youth was a student at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

Logan was also courageous beyond his years about his diabetes, the mother wrote, which now concerned her gravely.

The mother went on to stress her son having zero history of violence and that he 'loved Kristina'. Told the mother, 'my instinct is that there was an accident, a diabetic episode, a natural cause and Logan broke down'. She said the last time she spoke to him was on Sunday night. It was just a normal conversation'. The boy was believed to have taken a week's supply of medicine, and also stolen his grandmother's vehicle and driven hundreds of miles north to Pennsylvania, where a surveillance camera had spotted him the previous day.

Stay with First Coast News as this story develops. A big thank you to everyone for sharing and helping us get #LoganMott detained quickly.

  • Rosalie Stanley