The parents of Gannon Stauch will hold memorial services in Colorado and South Carolina once COVID-19 restrictions allow for travel.
Gannon Stauch’s family have not finalized any dates because of the many complicating factors linked to COVID-19, Cynthia Coffman, the former Colorado attorney general who has been speaking on behalf of the family, said.
The Stauch family lived in South Carolina before moving to Colorado.
The 11-year-old boy went missing from his Colorado Springs home in January, and his body was discovered March 18 under a Florida bridge, nearly 1,400 miles away.
Albert Stauch, Gannon’s father, released a statement Sunday through his church that he will more than likely not give any public interviews or statements until the end of the case against his son’s stepmother, Letecia Stauch.
Letecia Stauch was arrested March 2 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and brought back to Colorado to face charges, including two counts of first-degree murder. Additional charges were filed against her after the child’s remains were discovered.
“As you can tell from the initial missing child report, to the arrest and charges in early March, and now the wonderful, yet gut-wrenching news that Gannon’s body has been recovered, this has been a heartbreaking and absolutely devastating time period in my life,” Albert Stauch’s message said.