Neptune Beach, FL – Logan Mott was captured by U.S. Customs and Border Protect as he tried to flee into Canada from Buffalo, NY on Friday night, Jacksonville Sheriff’s office reported.
A warrant was issued for Mott earlier in the day after the body of his grandmother, Kristina French, was discovered.
French and her 15-year-old grandson Logan Mott were reported missing on Tuesday after his father returned home from a trip and found his safe tampered with and guns missing from his home, WJAX reported.
Mott is the son of Eric Mott, a 17-year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
In a press briefing Friday afternoon, police said they began “processing” the residence in the 400-block of Seagate Avenue on Thursday.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Director of Investigations Ron Lendvay said they found “evidence of foul play and potential criminal violence inside, and late in the day, a potential gravesite outside of the property in the back yard.”
“The burial site was excavated today and human remains were located, and they appear to be consistent with the description of Kristina French,” Director Lendvay said.
Mott had been seen in south central Pennsylvania with the vehicle reported missing from his grandmother’s home, early on Thursday afternoon.
“We do have credible evidence that leads us to believe Logan Mott is alive and is in possession of the Dodge Dart,” Director Lendvay said at the time.
He also said that Mott is believed to have taken his insulin pack with him, something his mother had publicly expressed concern about in prior days.
An arrest warrant for Mott for the auto theft was issued, and he is considered a “person of interest” in his grandmother’s death, police said.
Mott was traveling in a silver, four-door Dodge Dart with Florida tag DLLT42.
Police asked the public to be on the lookout all the way up the eastern seaboard.