Colorado woman suspected of killing missing stepson charged

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have formally charged a Colorado woman suspected of killing her missing stepson.

Letecia Stauch appeared in court in Colorado Springs on Wednesday on several charges, including first-degree murder of a child, in the presumed death of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. The document laying out the reasons for her arrest is sealed, and investigators and prosecutors have declined to discuss the details of the case.

She also faces charges of child abuse resulting in death, tampering with a body and tampering with physical evidence. Sheriff’s officials have said Stauch reported Gannon missing Jan. 27, saying he left to go to a friend’s house in the afternoon. The boy remains missing.

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