Gannon Stauch Wiki
The 11-year-old was was first reported missing Jan. 27 after he didn’t return home. The search that was supposed to take place last Friday in the area of Highway 105 and Highway 83 was postponed but then that same area was the subject of a search on Saturday.
Gannon Stauch Age
He was 11 years old.
Gannon Stauch Killed By Stepmother Leticia Stauch
Gannon Stauch’s stepmother, Letecia “Tecia” Stauch, has been arrested for murder. It has been almost five weeks since Gannon was reported missing. Sources close to Gannon’s parents told CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger that Gannon’s parents were informed on Monday morning that Tecia was arrested.
Leticia Stauch Arrested
Tecia Stauch was arrested early Monday morning in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is facing first-degree murder charges for a child under the age of 11 years, child abuse resulting in death and tampering with physical evidence. She will remain in custody without bond in South Carolina until she is extradited to Colorado Springs.
Stauch is being held for investigation of first-degree murder, tampering with a body, tampering with evidence and child abuse resulting in death, said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder during a Monday news conference. Letecia Stauch was taken into custody Monday morning in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Authorities are working to extradite Letecia to Colorado.
The authorities have searched for the child for more than a month, but his body has not been found. The sheriff’s lieutenant who spoke at the press conference said investigators have received information that should help narrow the search. During the press conference, Gannon’s father, Albert Stauch, and his mother, Landon Hiott, held hands while supporting law enforcement officials announcing the arrest.
“I’m astounded by the amount of love that has not come from me. It’s come from my boy. I never thought I’d be standing here. It’s a night mare,” Hiott said of the worldwide support she has received in the days since her son went missing.
Hiott called for justice for Gannon. She said she trusted Letecia Stauch to care for her son. She asked the news media to give the family space and to allow law enforcement to continue their work.
“I want to live on this earth knowing that justice is being done for my little boy,” she said.
In statement that was read at the news conference, Albert Stauch said his heart stopped Monday when he was informed of his wife’s arrest. He said he had given a lot to her and trusted her.
“That’s a burden I will carry for a very long time,” the statement said.