Gannon Stauch was stabbed and shot before being stuffed in a suitcase and tossed off the side of a Florida freeway

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Gannon Stauch was stabbed and shot before being stuffed in a suitcase and tossed off the side of a Florida freeway

THE body of Gannon Stauch was found stuffed inside a suitcase that was tossed beneath an overpass in Florida, a source tells The Sun.

An autopsy is now underway, but a preliminary examination determined that the young boy had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot by his killer, who police have identified as his stepmother Leticia Stauch. Gannon (above with stepmother Letecia the day before prosecutors say she murdered the boy) vanished back in January Credit: Refer to Caption A source tells The Sun that Gannon’s body was found in a suitcase underneath a Florida overpass (crime scene above) The discovery of Gannon’s remains were made by a group of road construction workers on Tuesday around noon a source tells The Sun.

Those men then called the Florida Department of Transportation, who in turn alerted the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said the source.

It was not until Friday however that police were able to identify the body as the Colorado boy who went missing two months earlier almost 1400 miles away.

“An autopsy was performed by the District One Medical Examiner and the deceased male has been tentatively identified as Gannon Stauch,” said the El Paso Sheriff’s Department in a statement.

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Gannon.”

They then asked for any individuals who recall seeing Letecia in Pace or Pensacola between February 3-5 to contact officers.Deputy District Attorney Michael Allen also spoke on Monday, announcing that Letecia would now be facing […]

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