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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Elizabeth Batchelor 
Discovery Date: 8/1/1978 
Case Description

On 8/1/78 at approximately 0200 hours, Elizabeth Batchelor's 1976 Ford pick-up truck was found on Cass Road. It had apparently crashed into a tree and caught on fire. Elizabeth's badly charred remains were discovered within the vehicle. Due to reports from the Medical Examiner, it is believed that the victim was most likely dead before the fire began.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379,
or send an email to coldcase@polksheriff.org.