Leticia Stauch Wiki
Letecia “Tee” Stauch, the stepmother of Gannon Stauch, the 11-year-old boy who has been missing since January 27, has been arrested in connection with his disappearance. Family spokeswoman Cynthia Coffman said Stauch is being held for a first-degree murder investigation.
Initially, Stauch told authorities that Gannon was ill and stayed at the school on Monday in January that he disappeared. She told the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office that he went to a friend’s house between 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m., and I haven’t seen him since. Gannon is in fifth grade at Grand Mountain School in El Paso County in the Widefield School District.
Gannon lives with his father, Albert Stauch and his stepmother in the Lorson Ranch area of Colorado Springs. Stauch’s father is in the Colorado Army National Guard, and Gannon’s mother, Landen Hiott, lives in South Carolina. However, she is in Colorado to help with the search. Hiott and Stauch share custody of Gannon, according to his family.
Leticia Stauch Arrested
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.
A Neighbor’s Surveillance Camera Video
Roderick Drayton, 49, a neighbor of the Stauch’s, found that his surveillance camera caught footage Gannon on January 27, and what he saw didn’t appear to line up with his stepmother’s initial statement. According to Drayton, video from a surveillance camera attached to his house also had the Stauch’s driveway in the frame.
The neighbor’s video showed Gannon getting into a truck that belongs to Stauch at around 10 a.m. Later that day, around 2:19 p.m., Stauch returns to the home in the pick-up truck, but Gannon is nowhere to be seen.
Drayton told ABC News that when he gave the video to Gannon’s father, he broke down crying and said they needed to give the video to investigators. Drayton claims that Gannon’s father said, “she lied … he didn’t go to a friend’s house.” Afterward, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the video was being considered evidence in the investigation.
El Paso County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mitch Mihalko had updated the search for missing children originally classified as a fugitive to a missing child in danger of extinction due to his age, and the medication he needed in combination with the amount of time he He had been missing. Mihalko explained during a press conference: “There are a number of factors in this particular case, we have had cold weather, so the weather was a problem. The term is another problem. The fact that it is actually under 13 years old , he is 11 years old and has specific medications that he takes, we want to make sure that all resources are invested to locate him. ”
Police said Gannon is 4’9″ and weighs 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue fleece hooded sweatshirt (hoodie), blue jeans and tennis shoes, police said. According to The Denver Post, the searchers included dogs and locals looking on horseback. People walked through snow and nearby bodies of water have been checked for any sign of Gannon.
Gannon’s Younger Sister Laine
Al is also father to Gannon’s sister, Laine, who lives with him and Stauch. Al, who works for the Colorado National Guard, was in Oklahoma for training when his son went missing. However, he immediately returned to Colorado to help assist with the search.
Al has been in the Army National Guard since 2005, first in South Carolina. He is currently an operations officer at the 100th Missile Defense Brigade. Al Stauch studied psychology at Liberty University, graduating in 2010, and space studies at American Military University. He also has a younger daughter, Laine, who lives with him and Gannon’s stepmom. She was featured in the parents’ plea video to help bring her brother back home.