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Human Remains in Florida ‘Tentatively Identified’ as 11-Year-Old Gannon Stauch: Deputies


According to deputies in El Paso County, Colorado, the search for missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch has come to a tragic but expected end. They said their counterparts across the country in Santa Rosa County contacted them on Wednesday about a deceased juvenile in Pace, which is near the westernmost tip of Florida. A medical examiner performed an autopsy, and the body has been “tentatively identified” as the missing boy.

Investigators say they can’t talk about this much because of a gag order. Gannon’s stepmother Letecia Stauch was charged in Gannon’s murder before authorities found a body. It’s clear, however, that investigators are using this development to press even harder on their case against the defendant. From authorities:

If anyone saw Letecia Stauch in Pace or Pensacola, Florida during the time frame of February 3-5, 2020, we are asking you call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666 or email [email protected].

Records viewed by Law&Crime show that Letecia Stauch is scheduled for a status conference to take place April 14 in El Paso County, Colorado.

The alleged murder has a national scope. The defendant allegedly reported Gannon’s disappearance on January 27; in an interview with KKTV, she emphatically denied wrongdoing. This situation escalated with Letecia Stauch’s arrest in South Carolina.

[Images via El Paso County Sheriff’s Office]

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