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

Arnold Nichols
November 27, 2017

"The burial site was excavated today and human remains were located". However, police said they are waiting on the autopsy to confirm the body's identity.

Mott was the subject of a missing child alert issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The 15-year-old appeared to be driving a vehicle similar to his grandmother's, which was also reported stolen Wednesday.

Police said Logan, and the missing Dodge Dart, were spotted Thursday on surveillance video in south central Pennsylvania.

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'.

Authorities emphasized Mott is only a person of interest in the case - not a suspect - and they're looking to "talk to him about what happened at the house". French was caring for her grandson while his father Eric Mott, a Jacksonville Sheriffs Office corrections officer, was on vacation with his girlfriend, reported the Florida Times Union.

A Florida teen wanted in connection with the death of his grandmother was detained as he attempted to enter Canada.

They were reported missing after Logan didn't show up to Sandalwood High School Monday or Tuesday.

Missing teen caught trying to enter Canada after authorities discover body believed to be grandmother

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.

Mott's mother Carrie Campbell-Mott released the following statement after learning her son was in custody, CBS affiliate WJAX reports: "We are relieved he is safe and in custody and we just ask for everyone to give us time to sort out what happened". "Logan is our child and we love him and are standing by him to help in any way".

She said a Jacksonville detective will fly to meet Logan on Saturday. Campbell-Mott claimed that her son had issues adjusting to a new school but she felt the problems were "normal teenage moments". Sources tell Action News Jax that Logan, the guns and the Dodge Dart are still missing.

Campbell-Mott said she last spoke to Logan on Sunday and that he seemed to be in a good mood.

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


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