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Gannon Stauch remains missing; benefit planned


Last updated 2/13/2020 at 12:20pm

News Photo by Karin Hill

The sun sets over the comunity of Lorson Ranch and hundreds of participants at a candlelight vigil for Gannon Stauch Saturday night. The 11-year-old boy has been missing for more than two weeks now.

Authorities still have no major updates in the case of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Monday's daily briefing by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said authorities had received nearly 400 tips to date, but the search continues.

The case has consumed 2,656 hours of investigative work by the Sheriff's Office, and more than 3,600 staff hours into the search effort.

"This has included large-scale searches in addition to small, specific searches," Sgt. Deborah Mynatt said. "The investigation and search processes continue to run parallel with one another.

"As tips and leads come in, they are immediately acted upon and the information received is followed up on until the lead is exhausted. Even the smallest piece of information may prove valuable in solving this case and could consist of things as simple as anyone remembering suspicious persons or vehicles they saw in or around the area close to the date Gannon went missing."

Mynatt encouraged anyone with a lead to call the Tip Line at 719-520-6666, or email [email protected], not by social media.

Meanwhile, a local group is trying to raise funds for Gannon's family.

Submitted photo

This is one of the photos of Gannon Stauch being distributed by law enforcement.

Fountain Community Theater will have a special performance of its current production, "Give 'em Hell Harry!!" as a fundraiser for Gannon's family. The show will be Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain.

Ticket prices are donation only. All proceeds of this event will go to Gannon's family in the hope that this small effort will help them find Gannon and heal from this ordeal, an organizer said.

From the book "Give 'Em Hell, Harry" by Samuel Gallu, Patrick Neill gives a history and life experiences of former President Harry S Truman before, during and after his presidency. The play is a one-man show about this former U.S. president. Over the course of the play, you will experience the struggles he had as President, senator and his home life.

Note: Due to language (i.e. swearing), this is not a family-friendly event. The play is performed with permission of the Trust of Samuel Gallu.


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