An online memorial has been scheduled next month for Gannon Stauch, a Colorado boy found murdered and discarded over a thousand miles from home.
The memorial scheduled for 11-year-old Gannon will take place Friday, August 14, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Colorado Springs Restoration Church. The service can be viewed via the church’s Facebook page or its official website.
“Join us ONLINE ONLY for Gannon Stauch’s Memorial Service on August 14th at 10:00a. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the decision has been made for this to be an ONLINE ONLY event,” the church’s Facebook page says.
💙💙 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗡 💙💙#Gman #Gannon #Gannonstrong #Weloveyou
As CrimeOnline previously reported, prosecutors said in a 32-page affidavit that that “probable cause exists to believe that” Gannon’s stepmother, Letecia Stauch, brutally murdered him inside their Lorson Ranch home on January 27.
Text messages and Internet searches indicate that Stauch may have possibly been overwhelmed with taking care of Gannon.
Stauch was the sole caregiver at the time of the boy’s disappearance and death. Gannon lived with Letecia Stauch and his father, Al Stauch. At the time of Gannon’s death, Al Stauch was on a work trip with the U.S. National Guards in Oklahoma. Gannon’s biological mother, Landen Hiott, was in South Carolina.
According to the affidavit, Stauch attacked and killed Gannon inside his bedroom. Despite a neighbor who said his video showed Stauch leaving with Gannon that morning and later returning home alone, investigators believe that “Gannon likely did return home with Letecia that afternoon,” and died inside the residence.
Evidence from inside Gannon’s bedroom includes blood spatter on the walls, blood that soaked through the carpet, 50 droplets of blood on the wall, blood on wall sockets, and blood on the boy’s mattress.
In March, authorities found Gannon’s remains under a bridge in Pace, Florida.
Stauch was ordered earlier this year to undergo a mental health evaluation at the Pueblo State Hospital, which will determine if she’s competent enough to stand trial on numerous felony charges, including, in part, child abuse and murder.
There’s no word yet on the results of any mental health evaluations. An El Paso County judge set a review date for August 7 to make sure Stauch has been sent to the state hospital. She’s due back in court in September if the evaluation is complete.
Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Letecia Stauch/KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, Gannon Stauch/Facebook]