Authorities Searching For Missing Man, His Stepdaughter And Her Boyfriend After Finding Evidence Of ‘Foul Play’

Chino Valley Police believe the “missing endangered subjects,” David Batten, Elissa Landry, and Mitchell Mincks, could be traveling to Iowa in a 2013 Subaru Forester.

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Authorities are searching for a missing man, his stepdaughter and her boyfriend after finding evidence suggesting “foul play” at an Arizona home.

Chino Valley Police were called to the home of David Batten, 45, on Tuesday night to take a missing persons report on him, his stepdaughter, 28-year-old Elissa Landry, and her 24-year-old boyfriend Mitchell Mincks, according to a statement from the department labeling the three as “missing endangered subjects.”

The trio was last heard from Sunday around 3:45 p.m., police said. Authorities found no sign of the missing trio, but when they returned to the home the following day they found “evidence suggesting foul play” inside the home and launched a criminal investigation.

Police believe it’s possible they may be traveling to Iowa in a blue 2013 Subaru Forester with an Arizona Women Veteran plate of WV1236.

“If you see any of the involved subjects, do not approach and call 911,” police said.

Police declined to release any further details about the case citing the “active and ongoing investigation.”

David Batten Elissa Landry Mitchell Mincks

Batten, who goes by the name Nick, is described as being 6’0 tall and weighing approximately 255 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Landry, who goes by the name Ellie, is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Mincks is described as being 6’1” tall. He weighs approximately 206 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to contact authorities or report the information anonymously through Yavapai Silent Witness by either calling 1-800-932-3232 or going online at


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