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Lorson Ranch residents will light neighborhood blue to remember Gannon Stauch on 1-year anniversary of tragedy

Posted at 11:00 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 01:00:19-05

EL PASO COUNTY — A group of neighbors are doing everything they can to make sure Gannon Stauch's memory carries on.

It's been nearly a year since his disappearance. He was first reported missing on January 27.

The 11-year-old's step-mom is accused in his murder.

During the search for Gannon, neighbors in Lorson Ranch started putting blue lights outside of their homes. The lights were considered by some to be a sort of calling card for Gannon to come home.

Now they're hoping to turn the neighborhood blue again to mark the one-year anniversary of this tragedy.

"At a year later, these blue lights for all of us I think are a way to remember him, to let him and his family know he's not forgotten. He's always important to us," Monica Denny said.

Neighbors are hoping the blue lights will spread beyond the Lorson Ranch neighborhood.

Anyone anywhere can be a part of this and neighbors are encouraging that you share pictures of your blue decorations on Facebook.

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