Murder suspect Letecia Stauch is facing numerous additional charges after authorities found the remains of her stepson, Gannon Stauch, in Florida on Wednesday.
According to El Paso County Deputy District Attorney, Michael Allen, Stauch stands accused of killing her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon, who disappeared from his Colorado Springs home on January 27. Stauch was arrested earlier this month for the presumed death of Ganoon.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida contacted the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday to report a deceased boy found north of Pensacola, The Denver Channel reports.
Additional charges followed after the District One Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on human remains found in Pace, Florida, and “tentatively identified” Gannon Stauch.
“Today, I filed new formal charges in the case of Letecia Stauch. Those charges are murder in the first degree after deliberation, a class one felony that carries a potential prison sentence of life in prison without parole,” Allen said.
“In addition to that, I filed eight counts of crime of violence, for the alleged use of a firearm, a blunt instrument, a knife or other sharp object, and for causing the death of Gannon Stauch.”
Allen added the new charges have been added to the original four charges filed against Stauch, which include first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, tampering with a human body, and child abuse.
Officials in El Paso County are providing an update after a boy’s body found along a highway in Florida was “tentatively identified” as missing Colorado Springs boy Gannon Stauch.MORE: https://bit.ly/3bpWHeP
Posted by Denver7 on Friday, March 20, 2020
Gannon was in the care of his stepmother when he disappeared from his Colorado Springs area neighborhood. Although Stauch told CrimeOnline she had nothing to do with his disappearance, Allen said during a court hearing earlier this month that authorities have over 600 pieces of evidence against her.
The El Paso Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone Pace or Pensacola areas between February 3 and February 5 to contact them at 719-520-6666 or email email@example.com.
Stauch is behind bars without bail.
Meanwhile, Gannon’s maternal aunt stated that Gannon had been “stuff in a suitcase” and “thrown out like trash.” The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department declined to comment on the details of the case.
PART ONE: Tecia Stauch Interview
PART TWO: Tecia Stauch Interview
PART THREE: Tecia Stauch Interview
Check back for updates.
For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast.
[Feature Photo: Gannon Stauch/Handout]