Search for Gannon postponed in northwest El Paso County

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Gannon Stauch / FOX21 News file photo

Gannon Stauch / FOX21 News file photo

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Two hours after the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced that they would be searching for Gannon Stauch near Highway 105 and Highway 83 on Friday said that the scheduled search will be postponed.

The Sheriff’s Office said throughout this investigation, that it’s a very fluid investigation and it could change at any minute of the day. They announced that they’ll alert the media and public as soon as the search happens.

11-year-old Gannon has been missing since Jan. 27. His stepmother, Letecia Stauch said she last saw him between 3:15 and 4 p.m. heading to a friend’s home in their suburban neighborhood just southeast of Colorado Springs.

There have been 801 tips in regards to Gannon reported to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said the area has not been searched before.

At this point, no suspects have been named in this case, and it is not being called a criminal investigation.

Anyone with information should contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office’s Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666 or call 911, if appropriate.

Those agencies involved in the search efforts:

  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
  • 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
  • Army (multiple units – volunteers)
  • Army 4th Engineer Battalion (volunteers)
  • Colorado Springs Fire Department
  • Colorado Springs Police Department
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue
  • El Paso County Public Works
  • El Paso County Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Incident Support
  • FBI CARD (Child Abduction Rapid Deployment)
  • Flight for Life (searching purposes only)
  • Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue
  • Fountain Police Department
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Guard 100th Missile Defense Brigade (volunteers)
  • Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management
  • Salvation Army
  • VOAD – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Verizon Wireless

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