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    David Batten (45) & Elissa Landry (28) were found buried in a vehicle over a month after they went missing

    https://www.12news.com/article/news/...9-1a92093e83b3

    The Chino Valley Police Department said David Batten, Elissa Landry and Mitchell Mincks were reported missing Tuesday after they were last heard from Sunday.

    Officers took the missing person report on Chino Drive for Batten, 45, Landry, 28, and Mincks, 24, around 6 p.m. Tuesday. They were last heard from around 3:45 p.m. Sunday.

    Batten is the homeowner and Landry's stepfather and Mincks is Landry's boyfriend.

    Officers returned to Batten's home on Chino Drive on Wednesday and found evidence "indicating foul play," the department said.

    Authorities are not releasing the reason for the suspected foul play because it is very early in the investigation.

    A criminal investigation is underway.

    Batten is described as a 5-foot-10 inches tall man who weighs approximately 255 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He goes by the name Nick.

    Landry is 28 years old, 5-foot-10-inches, weighs approximately 155 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She goes by the name Ellie.

    Mincks is 24, 6-foot-1-inches, weighs approximately 206 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. Mitchell goes by the name Mitch.

    They may be travelling to Iowa in a blue 2013 Subaru Forester with an Arizona Women Veteran plate WV1236. Mincks has ties to Iowa.

    If you see any of them, call 911 and do not approach. You can report to Yavapai Silent Witness online at yavapaisw.com or by calling 1-800-932-3232.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...riend-n1191271

    Authorities in Arizona were searching Thursday for a missing man, his stepdaughter and her boyfriend after investigators found evidence of "foul play" at the man's home, police said.

    Police in Chino Valley, north of Phoenix, said in a news release that David Batten, 45, Elissa Landry, 28, and Mitchell Mincks, 24, were last seen about 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Officers discovered the evidence at Batten's home Wednesday. It wasn't clear what they found, but the Chino Valley Police Department opened a criminal investigation, the release said.

    Batten, Landry and Mincks may be traveling to Iowa in a Subaru Forester, the release said.

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    https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/cr...b1ed7fbc7.html

    A former Waterloo man at the heart of an Arizona missing persons case has been detained in Black Hawk County, and authorities searched a home in rural Raymond on Tuesday afternoon.

    Few details were available, but Arizona authorities have been looking for Mitchell Allen Mincks, 24, along with his girlfriend, Elissa Landry, 28, and her stepfather, 45-year-old David Batten, since last week.

    The three were allegedly last seen April 19, and were reported missing April 21. Investigators searched Batten’s Chino Valley home the following day and found evidence of foul play, according to Chino Valley police.

    At the time, the department said they believed the three may have been traveling in Landry's blue Subaru Forester and heading for Iowa.

    Mincks, who is on supervised release for federal weapons charge, was detained when officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office and the Waterloo Police Department raided a home on Doris Lane outside of Raymond on Tuesday afternoon.

    Nicholas Bonifazi with the U.S. Marshals Service said Mincks was detained without incident on a warrant for a supervised release violation. The warrant was filed April 1 in U.S. District Court in Arizona, he said.

    Landry and Batten are still missing.

    "We don't know where they are," Lt. Randy Chapman with the Chino Valley Police Department said Tuesday. He also said the Subaru hasn't been located.

    Court records show Mincks was sentenced to just more than two years in prison for having a revolver after a Waterloo traffic stop in March 2017. Following prison, his supervised release was transferred to Arizona in October 2019.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-dead-n1195001

    Two of three people reported missing in Arizona earlier this month are thought to be dead, and the third has been arrested, police said Tuesday.

    Chino Valley police believe David Batten, 45, and his stepdaugther, Elissa Landry, 28, are dead. They were last seen April 19 at 3:45 p.m. at Batten's home with 24-year-old Mitchell Mincks, who has been identified as Landry's boyfriend.

    Earlier this month, police said they had discovered evidence of foul play at the home.

    "Chino Valley Police Department is updating this investigation from a missing person case to a homicide investigation," the department said in a statement said.

    Mincks was arrested in Iowa on an unrelated warrant but was named as a "person of interest" in the case, the Chino Valley Police Department said in a statement.

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    https://kwwl.com/2020/05/29/breaking...-in-evansdale/

    The bodies of two presumed homicide victims out of Arizona have been found in Evansdale.

    The Chino Valley Police Department in Arizona says that the bodies of David ("Nick") Batten, 45, and Elissa Landry, 28 were found inside their car, buried on a property on Timber Oak Road.

    Our KWWL crew is being told efforts are still underway to dig up the vehicle and collect more evidence.

    On Thursday, KWWL reported that the FBI along with Black Hawk County authorities were searching and digging at an Evansdale property.

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    Not surprised it ended this way, but surprised he went from a weapons charge to murder in the blink of an eye. Wonder what happened here?
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    https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/cr...4f7655553.html

    A former Waterloo man and his father allegedly used an excavator to dig the hole where the bodies of two people were found inside a SUV in Evansdale last week, according to investigators.

    The bodies have tentatively been identified as Elissa Landry, 28, and her stepfather, David Batten, 45, both of Chino Valley, Ariz., who had been missing since April.

    Landry’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Mitchell Allen Mincks, was detained in federal probation charges in April. He hasn’t been charged in the deaths, but Chino Valley police have said Mincks is considered a person of interest.

    Now authorities allege Mincks had help.

    On Friday, members of the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team arrested Mincks’ father, 42-year-old Allan Thomas “Tommy” Tucker of Waterloo. Tucker is charged with two counts of abuse of a corpse for allegedly burying the bodies to conceal the crime.
    Court records allege Tucker had another person rent an excavator from a local business, and witnesses said they saw Tucker and Mincks with the earth-moving equipment. They were spotted with the excavator at the end of the cul-de-sac on Timber Oak Road on April 22, which was about three days after Landry and Batten were last seen alive in Arizona.

    Mincks and Tucker were also spotted purchasing lime at a local store, and the material --- which can be used to limit the odor of decaying bodies --- was discovered at the clandestine burial site, according to court records.

    Police said the bodies were found buried inside Landry’s Subaru Forester. The burial site was found directly behind a camper Tucker had at the site, records state.

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    Wow, they buried the vehicle, too.


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/cr...e66f2df12.html

    A former Waterloo man has been charged with murder and other offenses in the deaths of his girlfriend and her stepfather.

    Prosecutors with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office in Prescott, Ariz., charged Mitchell Allen Mincks, 25, with two counts each of first-degree murder, concealment of a dead body and tampering with evidence in the slayings of Elissa Landry, 28, and David Batten, 45.

    Batten and Landry, of Chino Valley, Ariz., were reported missing in April and their bodies were found buried in Landry’s Subaru in an Evansdale neighborhood in May. The causes of death haven’t been disclosed.

    Mincks, who had moved to Arizona after being released from federal prison in June 2019, was also charged with burglary for allegedly taking Batten’s firearms; theft of transportation, identity theft and credit card theft for allegedly driving Landry’s Subaru to Iowa following the killings and funding the trip with his victim’s cards.

    He was also charged with two counts of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm for two of Batten’s guns that were found in Iowa, police said.
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    https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/cr...669bd5c5a.html

    An Arizona woman who was found buried with her stepfather in Evansdale was killed with a hammer, according to court records.

    The bodies of Elissa Landry, 28, and David Batten, 45, of Chino Valley, Ariz., were discovered interred in her Subaru Forester at the end of Timber Oak Road in Evansdale in May.

    Court records alleged Landry’s boyfriend, 25-year-old Mitchell Allen Mincks, used a sledge hammer to kill her. Minck’s is accused of using a gun in Batten’s death, records state.

    Reward offered in Arizona missing persons case connected to former Waterloo man

    Court records place both slayings on April 19 or April 20.

    Court records show authorities had noted a small sledge hammer pictured in a photograph that showed Mincks sleeping at Batten’s home. The picture was found by Arizona detectives in April while they were investigating what was then the disappearance of Batten and Landry.

    At the time, officers were unable to locate the hammer in Batten’s home, which contained a blood-soaked chair and signs that someone had attempted to cover up a crime scene.

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