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Teenage fugitive sought in death of grandmother found buried in backyard

Teenage fugitive sought in death of grandmother found buried in backyard

Logan Mott, 15, is a person of interest after police found the body of his grandmother Kristina French (pictured), 53, in the backyard of the Neptune Beach, Florida, home where both of them were repoted missing.

"The burial site was excavated today and human remains were located". French's home in the Mayport area also was ransacked.

Logan Mott, the 15-year-old from Florida who was reported missing earlier this week, was caught Friday (Nov. 24) night trying to enter Canada, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Police have been searching for Logan and his grandmother Kristina French for three days.

Mott was reportedly spotted in central Pennsylvania on Thursday.

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 unsafe'.

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'.

Very disturbing turn of events yesterday, reported to Historic City News in a press conference with officials from the Neptune Beach Police Department and Jacksonville Sheriff's Office just after 5:00 p.m. this evening.

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It is the same home where police have been investigating the disappearance of teen Logan Mott and French, his grandmother.

The missing child alert for Logan was lifted Friday.

Police are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for Mott on auto theft charges and are interviewing him to find out what happened in the home. 'No matter what, Logan is our child and we love him...

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

Logan Mott's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott, told First Coast News that the boy has had some has had trouble adjusting in recent months after transferring away from his friends at Fletcher Middle School and entering Sandalwood High School. I will help you.

Campbell-Mott said she last spoke to Logan on Sunday and that he seemed to be in a good mood. A big thank you to everyone for sharing and helping us get #LoganMott detained quickly.

Action News Jax is working to get more details and will have updates as soon as they become available.

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