Evidence of 'foul play' found as authorities search for Arizona man, stepdaughter, boyfriend

The three were last heard from Sunday, police said.
Image: Mitchell Mincks, Elissa Landry, David Batten
Mitchell Mincks, ELissa Landry, David Batten.Chino Valley Police

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By Tim Stelloh

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.