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Gannon Stauch: Stepmother accused of killing 11-year-old stepson booked in Kansas for ‘courtesy hold’ [BREAKING]

A stepmother accused of killing her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon Stauch, has apparently been taken to a jail in Kansas.

According to Saline County, Kansas, online jail records, authorities booked Letecia “Tecia” Stauch into the Saline County jail on Wednesday. Stauch’s status is listed as a “courtesy hold/in transit.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Stauch was arrested earlier this week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County on Tuesday after waiving an extradition hearing.

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Stauch agreed to be taken back to Colorado, where she’s been charged with the disappearance and presumed death of her stepson, Gannon, who was last seen on January 27.

On Tuesday, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Deborah Mynatt confirmed with CrimeOnline that Stauch is in transit to Colorado. However, Mynatt added that she wouldn’t be able to give a timeline of Stauch’s arrival because “it would go against the safety and security of those transporting her, as well as to her.”

Gannon Stauch
Gannon Stauch [Handout]
Stauch is facing a first-degree murder charge, along with charges of child abuse, tampering with evidence and tampering with a deceased body.

Stauch previously told CrimeOnline that she never hurt Gannon and had no idea where to find him. She was the last known person to see Gannon before he vanished. Stauch said he left by foot for a friend’s house in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood near Colorado Springs.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Wednesday that Gannon has not been found yet.

On Monday, authorities announced that they do not believe Gannon is alive. They said foul play was likely involved.

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[Feature Photo: Tecia Stauch/Saline County Sheriff’s Office]