The bodies of David Batten, and Elissa Landry have been found in Iowa.
On 05/26/2020 Chino Valley Police Department received information regarding the location of Elissa’s vehicle and that Nick and Elissa’s bodies were with the vehicle in Iowa. Chino Valley Police Department immediately sent investigators to Iowa to assist in the search.
Upon arrival Chino Valley Police Department coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, Waterloo Police Department and Evansdale Police Department in Iowa to search a location on Timber Oak Road in Evansdale, Iowa.
On 05/29/2020 the search confirmed Elissa’s vehicle was buried on the property and inside the vehicle were two bodies preliminarily identified as Elissa and Nick. Efforts continue to exhume the vehicle and collect evidence.
Official confirmation on the identities of the bodies found inside the vehicle are pending medical examiner results.
Charges against Mitchell Mincks and anyone who may have assisted him are pending coordination with Yavapai County Attorney’s Office and United States Federal Prosecutors.