Neighbor says case of found remains, detained teen is 'horrifying'

An image released by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office of Logan Mott and Kristina French

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.

Authorities later discovered the body of a person believed to be French buried in a shallow grave behind the Mott home and subsequently declared the teen both "armed and dangerous" and a "person of interest", spurring the multi-state manhunt that culminated Friday's apprehension.

A Florida teenager whom police want to question in connection with the suspected death of his grandmother was detained Friday by U.S. agents near the border with Canada, officials said.

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 he is safe and in custody and we just ask for everyone to give us time to sort out what happened", she wrote.

Rumors began to circulate that something awful had happened inside the Mott house some time between last Friday, when Logan was last seen at school, and Wednesday when his father returned. The couple started to worry when Logan and his grandmother failed to pick them up from the airport.

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When they got home, the front door to their home was open and the house was ransacked, Campbell-Mott said. Please call me. I will help you.

The Neptune Beach Police and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office - where Mott's father works as a correctional officer - launched an investigation that uncovered "possible criminal violence inside the home", CBS reported.

JSO says they're in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for Mott for auto theft.

Logan's mother told via the Florida Times-Union she last spoke to her son Sunday, with the mother saying he seemed to her to be in a good mood.

She said a Jacksonville detective will fly to meet Logan on Saturday.

Stay with First Coast News as this story develops. They also said firearms had been stolen from the home. "It might be the wanted Logan Mott". A big thank you to everyone for sharing and helping us get #LoganMott detained quickly.

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