COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A source close to the investigation into the death of Gannon Stauch has revealed some disturbing details in the case. The 11-year-old was allegedly murdered by his stepmother Letecia Stauch.

Gannon Stauch

Gannon Stauch (credit: El Paso County)

A source tells CBS4’s sister station in Colorado Springs, KKTV 11 News, that the boy was shot, stabbed, and put in a suitcase before his body was thrown under a Florida bridge.

Gannon was reported missing in late January from the Colorado Springs area and for more than a month the search for the 11-year-old received extensive media coverage.

Letecia Stauch (credit: CBS)

Then on March 2, authorities made the bombshell announcement that his stepmother, Letecia Stauch, was under arrest and charged in his murder. That development came despite the fact that the boy’s remains hadn’t been found at the time.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says they found the murdered boy’s body in Pace, Florida, last Wednesday.

Comments (8)
  1. Paul says:

    I’m finding it difficult to believe, given the biological father’s actions, or lack thereof, that he didn’t know anything at all about what happened. Where was he the whole time all of this was taking place? Why did they need a rental car for him to be picked up at the airport and why were there so many miles on it in such a short amount of time? I don’t care how “Military” you are … if you have a child that goes missing, you should definitely be shedding some tears! What if Al actually was involved, and stepmom cleaned up his mess? Something about this case just doesn’t add up for me.

  2. Levord says:

    I would imagine the father lives with such regret for allowing her to abuse him so much during their marriage. The father allowed physical abuse. Never once stopping it.

    Now she has tortured and murdered the child.

    The father was abusive himself.

    A whole family of abuse.

  3. ccgirl44 says:

    Look at that face!! It’s almost a smirk 😡🤬

  4. Gayle says:

    My heart is breaking for this poor child; what he must have gone through…
    his stepmother is an absolute soulless piece of trash and deserves the death penalty.

    1. Leticia Morales says:

      This little guy didnt deserve what was done to him. I shed tears because he had his whole life ahead of him she took that away. Sweet little smile. Hes home and he will more at peace shen shes sentence.

    2. Carly says:

      Sorry, there is no longer the death penalty in Colorado.

  5. LARON CROFT says:

    Such an awful situation. For one thing, I hope the neighbor who had the surveillance video of her leaving with Gannon and coming back without him gets a lot of credit for his help.
    It’s unreal what she.

  6. Robert Johnson says:

    That womans face shows ZERO remorse. There is absolutely no excuse for killing a child. Or anyone else for that matter. Life in prison or death penalty.

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