In 2020, when 11-year-old Gannon Stauch went missing, his stepmother’s half-brother saw her moving out of their Colorado home while pulling a big suitcase, he said in court Tuesday.
Prosecutors say that Dakota Lowry did not know that the lost boy’s body was in that suitcase at the time.
Lowry went to court on Tuesday to speak on behalf of his half-sister Letitia Storch, who was accused of killing her stepson even though she was still upset about the death of the child.
“Why Ticia?” he yelled through tears at his half-sister, the Gazette says.
Prosecutors said that on January 27, 2020, Letcia stabbed Gannon 18 times and then shot him in the bedroom of the Colorado home where they lived with his father and her then-husband, Alstoch.
According to earlier arrest documents obtained by PEOPLE, Letecia reported Gannon missing on January 27, the same day that prosecutors said she killed the boy. Leticia was charged with first-degree murder after Gannon’s body was found in a green bag in Florida on March 17, 2020.
The Denver Post says that Leticia has pleaded not guilty to being crazy.
Khloe says that seeing Gannon Stauch’s mum cry over the death of her ‘hero’ son was a ‘nightmare’.
The Gazette reported on Tuesday that Lowry talked about how he and his mother, Letcia, helped the family move out of their Colorado home after Gannon went missing.
Lowery told Letecia on February 1, 2020, that he was helping her move her things into the economy van she had rented because she was having trouble moving a suitcase.
He told 9News that the worn-out green bag “felt wrong” and seemed to be much heavier than the others.
He offered to help her move it, but she said she didn’t need help and that it was too heavy because it was full of “softball stuff,” according to 9News.
The Gazette said that he also said that he didn’t remember seeing the bag when they helped her move out of the house on January 30, 2020.
An employee of Avis Car Rental stated that the van’s tracking data showed that Letecia drove through Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama between February 2 and February 5, 2020, The Gazette said. After going to Maryland and Florida, they went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to get back to the van.