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Lisa Batsone charged with 2nd-degree murder of daughter, Teagan

12/11/2014 02:21 EST | Updated 02/10/2015 05:59 EST
The mother of Teagan Batstone, the 8-year-old girl found in the trunk of a car in Surrey, B.C., Wednesday,  has been charged with second degree murder.

Lisa Batstone, 41, was charged Thursday morning, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) confirmed. 

Batstone, who has no other children, will be appearing in Surrey Court today, IHIT said in a release.

The cause of death has not been confirmed and an autopsy is scheduled for today.

Shortly after noon PT Wednesday, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a "suspicious circumstance" in the 13900 block of 35A Avenue of Surrey. Police initially believed it was a minor motor vehicle accident when they found a car stuck in a ditch in a rural area.

The body of the child was then discovered in the trunk of the car.

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