Friday, February 17, 2017

Teen arrested in connection to death investigation

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – Stephanie Hauck, 14, was taken into custody in connection to the February 13th death investigation at 29 ½ Road after Mesa County Investigators obtained a warrant for her arrest.

Hauck is facing charges of Manslaughter, a Class 4 Felony, and Assault in the Second Degree with deadly weapon causing injury, a Class 4 Felony.

She is currently being held without Bond at Colorado Division of Youth Corrections’ Grand Mesa Youth Services Center.

Monday at 2:14 p.m., deputies responded to the 500 block of 29 ½ for a report of an obvious death. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman deceased as 61-year-old Linda Smith. The cause and the manner of death is still under investigation at this time.

All documents related to this case have been sealed by the court.

The investigation by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is still active and ongoing.