** New CONFIRMED updates will be posted at the bottom**
Gannon Stauch, 11, is missing from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was reportedly last seen by friends at school on Friday Jan 24th. His stepmom, Tecia Stauch, claims that she took him and his younger sister on a hike in an undisclosed location Sunday afternoon. She then claims that she allowed him to stay home sick from school on Monday Jan 27th. At 3:15 he allegedly left to go to an unknown friends house without his cell phone but never arrived home. It has now been revealed via a neighbors surveillance footage that she left with him at about 10:15am and returned home without him at about 2:30pm.
Here is what we know:
⚠️ Dad allegedly texted a neighbor at 8:43pm on Jan 27th to see if he was at their house before he was reported missing.
⚠️ He was originally listed as a runaway because before he left, someone searched on his phone “Can my parents find me if my phone is off?” but didn’t take his phone with him. He is currently listed as an endangered missing person due to a lack of daily medication.
⚠️ Gannon’s sister is 8 years old and is biologically related. Tecia has a 17 year old biological daughter that is not related to Gannon or his family.
⚠️ Father is Al Stauch, he is national guard and was in Oklahoma. Mother is Landen, she lives out of state with her husband and young daughter, however her and her husband are separated. Gannon and his sister was living with Al and Tecia because Landen was hospitalized for a high risk pregnancy.
⚠️ Tecia claims he was home with her and 8 year old sister and that she was working out in the basement with headphones on when he left.
⚠️ He was last seen by members that were not his family, at Grand Mountain School on Friday.
⚠️ On Sunday, he went hiking with step-mom and sister. The details where they went hiking have not been released, and step mom has not said yet.
⚠️ On Monday, step-mom states that he stayed home from school sick. Between 3-4 p.m., he asked to go to a friend’s house. The step-mom states that this is the last time that he was seen. Neighbors on the street have the ring door bell camera, on both sides. (Quite a few people in our neighborhood do.) He was not captured on one single video. She was in the basement working out with headphones on when he left.
There are reports of crime tech currently at the home and *unconfirmed* reports of blood found in the home.
UPDATES: All unconfirmed rumors will be addressed in the Gannon Stauch screenshot collection.
1/30: Police are still listing him as endangered and missing per a press conference. He is listed as endangered because he has medicine that he is required to take daily and he does not have it with him.
2/3: CSI and media are back at the home for unknown reasons. A neighbor has discovered new evidence in the case via his own surveillance footage, however it is unclear what the footage shows. Police have asked the news to not show or discuss the footage for now.
2/4: ABC30 is reporting that the video showed Leticia and Gannon getting into her car at around 10:15am Monday morning. She then returns alone 4 hours later. Allegedly the neighbor showed Gannon’s father and he broke down in tears saying “She lied. She lied about the time. He didn’t go to a friends house.”
2/5: Gannon’s mother, father, and sister issue a statement to Gannon. Watch their video here.
2/6: Law Enforcement are currently diving in bodies of water near Lorson Ranch, CO to look for Gannon.
Reports are coming out that Tecia was at Petco twice during the time frame caught on neighbors surveillance camera – once at 11am where she purchased 3 dog jackets and once again at 1pm.
2/13: EPCSO gave a search update:
2/27: Search was postponed due to unknown reasons.
Tecia issues another statement and provides insight on where she went the day Gannon went missing.
2/29: Tecia gives yet another interview and provides the receipts for a car she rented. She claims that Al was with her when she rented it and they went searching together. The rental receipt shows that she allegedly drove 955 miles in 24 hrs but there has been speculation that the number is an error due to her having unlimited miles on the rental agreement.
3/2: A press conference from El Paso County Sheriffs Office confirmed that Tecia has been arrested on the following charges:
- Murder in the 1st degree of a child under 12 while occupying a position of trust
- Child abuse resulting in death
- Tampering with a deceased body
- Tampering with physical evidence
The murder charge is a class 1 felony that holds a potential sentence of life in jail without parole. She is currently being held without bond in the J Reuben Law Detention Center. No body has been found but they are confident in their searches. They unfortunately do not believe Gannon is alive at this time and that all evidence points to foul play.
Gannon’s mother Landen issued a strong statement, saying that “justice WILL be served” for her little boy. We will update as we get more info.
UPDATE: Gannon’s remains have been tentatively identified after a juvenile was found deceased in Pace, Florida on March 18th. Due to a gag order on the case, law enforcement can’t go into detail but they’d like to know if anybody saw Tecia in that area during the time of him going missing. He was allegedly shot, stabbed, and shoved into a suitcase where he was then thrown off a bridge in Florida.
3/23: Gannon’s father Al issues the following statement after his son’s remains were found.
Tecia’s charges were amended to include 8 counts of crime of violence with “a firearm, a sharp object, and a blunt object.” Prosecutors still believe Gannon was killed in Colorado.