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Chino Valley PD Seeks Help Finding Missing Endangered Subjects

24 April 2020   Lt. Randy Chapman

Nick, Ellie and Mitch may be in need of help.

On 04/21/2020 at approximately 6:04 p.m. Chino Valley Officers took a missing person report on Chino Drive. It was reported David Batten, Elissa Landry and Mitchell Minks had last been heard from on 04/19/2020 at approximately 3:45 p.m. 

David the homeowner is Elissa’s step-father and Mitchell is Elissa’s boyfriend. An attempt to locate was sent out to law enforcement agencies statewide.

On 04/22/2020 Chino Valley Officers returned to Mr. Batten’s residence on Chino Drive. Inside Officer’s discovered evidence indicating foul play and a criminal investigation is underway.

David Batten is 45 years old, 6’ 00’ tall, weighs approximately 255 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. David goes by the name Nick.

Elissa Landry is 28 years old, 5” 10” tall, weighs approximately 155 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. Elissa goes by the name Ellie.

Mitchell Mincks is 24 years old, 6” 01” tall, weighs approximately 206 lbs., and has brown hair and green eyes. Mitchell goes by the name Mitch.

It is believed they may be travelling to Iowa in  a blue 2013 Subaru Forester bearing Arizona Women Veteran plate WV1236. 

If you see any of the involved subjects, do not approach and call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous you can report to Yavapai Silent Witness online at or by calling 1-800-932-3232. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.

We have been notified of information circulating on social media regarding this investigation. We appreciate the concern for these missing people and officers are diligently working to locate them. When information does not come directly from law enforcement it should be discounted and not shared. By sharing unsubstantiated information, it may hinder a law enforcement investigation.