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Sheriff’s Office: Gannon Stauch search put on pause, investigation continues

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LARKSPUR, Colo. (KRDO) -- The search for missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch was put on hold Tuesday.

Jackie Kirby of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office told KRDO the search effort was halted because of where they are in the investigation, not because of the weather conditions.

"It doesn't matter what the weather may be. If the investigation leads us to certain areas, as you’ve seen in the past, we're [going to] deploy the necessary personnel," she said.

Kirby told us that as they get more information and tips, they'll send more crews out to specific areas.

She said investigators do not think their search in the Larkspur area is over.

Crews were seen sifting through snow and sand the last couple days on the side of Highway 105 by the Sierra Pines neighborhood. Kirby said they've concluded their search there for now, but that doesn't mean they won't head back.

In the meantime, Kirby said the Sheriff's Office would appreciate if people didn't hangout around the places crews have looked for Gannon.

"Until we have concluded our search in that area, we would ask that they don't," said Kirby.

As of Tuesday, Kirby said the Sheriff's Office has no plans to slow down the investigation.

"I don't want people to think, 'just because we're not searching, or we're not releasing additional information,' that the investigation isn't still moving full speed ahead, because it is," said Kirby.

The Sheriff's Office says it's now received 637 tips since Gannon went missing on Monday, Jan. 27.

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