Woman charged with murder in case of missing 11-year-old extradited to Colo.


CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Letecia Stauch has been released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County, according to jail records. This means she is being extradited back to Colorado to face a murder charge.

Stauch, 36, was booked around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to booking records. She appeared in a Myrtle Beach courtroom Tuesday morning for her initial hearing.

Letecia Stauch (courtesy: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

She is charged with murder in the case of a missing 11-year-old boy, Gannon Stauch. She was arrested in Myrtle Beach Monday and charged with first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, tampering with a deceased body and tampering with physical evidence.

Letecia, the child’s stepmother, called 911 on Jan. 27 to report Gannon had not returned from a friend’s house. She said she last saw him between 3:15 and 4 p.m. heading to a friend’s home in their suburban El Paso County neighborhood.

Letecia Stauch was employed with Horry County Schools from November 2010 until she resigned on June 29, 2015, according to Lisa Bourcier, spokesperson for the district. Letecia Stauch started her employment in the district as a para-professional and held this position until 2012. She then worked as a special education teacher until her resignation.


Gannon Stauch. Credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

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