Mom ID'd after missing son is found in Miami

Mitchell Daughtry, 14, reported missing from home where mother found dead

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police have ID'd the mother of a Jacksonville teen who was found dead in her home after the teen took the family's SUV and turned up in Miami. 

According to police, homicide detectives were called to a home on Monument Ridge Drive on Tuesday afternoon and found 52-year-old Pamela Daughtry, the mother of 14-year-old Mitchell Daughtry, dead inside. 

Investigators said that shortly after they found Pamela Daughtry, Mitchell Daughtry went missing with the family's Volvo SUV and was in danger of hurting himself.

Police found Mitchell Daughtry and the vehicle together in Miami but haven't said if there is a connection between him and his mother's death, though they are treating her death as an on-going murder investigation.

Mitchell Daughtry was hospitalized and is being evaluated at a hospital and hasn't been charged with a crime, but Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives are headed down to Miami to question him while officers investigated the home where Pamela Daughtry was found.

Jalen Young lives on the East Arlington Street where the family's home was located but was still shocked to hear about what happened and remembers seeing the family SUV right before Daughtry disappeared.

"Right next door to my house. That's weird," Young said. "I've seen that car though like three days ago. My dad was saying he seen it. Him and a woman and the man, and that was the last time we seen the car."

As investigators searched for Mitchell Daughtry, friends posted on Instagram, saying they were talking with him, and he told them he was in Miami.

Those tips eventually led police to Mitchell Daughtry and the vehicle and he was taken into custody.

This isn't the first time police have been involved with the Mitchell family though. Barry Daughtry, Mitchell Daughtry's father, has been in jail since February on molestation charges.

"I pray for that family. Stuff like that, just really crazy and shocking. Like that stuff like this happens," Young said.