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Mother is Arrested After Body of 8 Year-old Daughter Is Discovered in Trunk of Her Car

December 12, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A mother is under arrest and charged with murder after the the remains of her eight-year-old daughter was found in the trunk of her car.

Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

Teagan Batstone was discovered after police in British Columbia responded to a vehicle that had rolled into a ditch on Wednesday.

Lisa Batstone, 41, who is charged with second-degree murder charges in the death of her only child, appeared in court on Thursday and requested to be seen by a psychiatrist.

Bastone just days earlier posted a photo of her and her daughter on Facebook zip-lining.

The father of the girl, Ottawa resident Gabe Batstone, told CBC News he is devastated by the loss of his ‘beautiful daughter’.

Bastone posted on Twitter today: ‘Life will never be the same after losing my daughter to murder… We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful Teagan. Beloved daughter, sister who deserved so much more. Thanks for the condolences. I am unable to talk without sobbing but tomorrow I hope to share great memories of my love Teagan Erin Batstone.”

The father, who divorced Lisa six years ago, has two other sons and consulted grief counsellors to advise him on how to tell his sons of the heart wrenching news.

Teagan would stay at the the home of her father in Ottawa four times a year and spend time with her two-year-old & eight-year-old step brothers.

On Wednesday afternoon, police responded to what hey thought was a ‘minor car accident, but saw the car was in a ditch in a rural area.

Batstone was arrested at the scene.

When police searched the vehicle they discovered Teagan’s body in the trunk, the cause of her death has not yet been revealed.

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