Florida Teen sought in grandmother's death detained in Buffalo at Canadian border

Posted at 12:19 PM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 18:13:02-05

A 15-year-old Neptune Beach, Florida teenager will be held in Buffalo for a few more days. Logan Mott's extradition hearing set for Monday was postponed until Wednesday because his attorney had a scheduling conflict.

Mott was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Buffalo late Friday.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced 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.

WJXT in Jacksonville first reported both Mott and French went missing on Wednesday after failing to pick up Mott's father at the Jacksonville International Airport. 

According to WJXT, her body was found in a shallow grave in the teen's father's backyard. Investigators discovered he doesn't have a valid driver's license and drove his grandmother's car illegally.

Police disclosed that Logan Mott and the car that looked like French's Dodge Dart had been spotted Thursday in Pennsylvania.  

Mott is now being held at a Buffalo Juvenile Detention facility.  Buffalo Police officials say that representatives from Florida are in Western New York awaiting an extradition hearing that is expected to occur Wednesday at 2:30 P.M.