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11-year-old Gannon Stauch still missing after one month of investigation

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- It's been four weeks into the investigation, but there's still no sign of Gannon Stauch.

The 11-year-old boy, originally reported as a runaway on Jan. 27, still hasn't been found.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office determined Gannon was missing and endangered on Jan. 30.

Since then, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has conducted several searches in the Lorson Ranch area, near Stratmoor Valley and most recently in southern Douglas County.

Surveillance video captured by a neighbor may show Gannon and his stepmother leaving their house around 10 a.m. on Jan. 27.

The neighbor, Roderrick Drayton, says a second clip shows Gannon's stepmother exiting the vehicle alone after 2:15 p.m.

The El Paso County Sheriff's office has not commented on the video's content, except saying it's a piece of their investigation.

Investigators have used K-9 dogs, sifted through snow, and walked along broad areas looking for evidence of the missing boy.

Gannon's mother, Landon Hiott, told ABC in an exclusive interview, "The more time that goes by, if he did wander off, whatever happened, how can you ... it's snowing and you have them looking in snow and sifting through snow, you can't help but have bad thoughts."

Hiott and Gannon's father, Albert Stauch, have begged for their 11-year-old to come home, and for anyone with information to come forward.

Despite the ongoing search efforts in extreme winter weather, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office vehemently says they hope to bring Gannon home alive.

In the last four weeks, the Sheriff's Office has not said if any evidence or sign of Gannon has been found.

If you have any information, call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666, or email

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  1. We continue to pray for resolution in this case. Unfortunately like the parents said with the weather it is not likely he is out hiding somewhere. Sad to say at this point that you hope he did get abducted and is still alive. Like a Elizabeth Smart case.

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