COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Police say they found the remains of an infant at regional landfill, and they believe it may be the body of a missing 7-month-old boy.
Hundreds of people have spent the past 53 days sorting through 13,000 tons of waste, searching for the body of seven month old Torrey Brown, Jr.
His mother, 22-year-old Sharrieckia Page reported him missing in late March, but investigators say her story quickly fell apart.
The baby’s father, Torrey Brown, Sr. tells FOX31 Denver that police told him Page admitted putting the baby’s body in the dumpster.
Page has been arrested for first degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. She’s being held without bond in the Adams County Jail.
Brown says he called Social Services a few months ago when Page told him she was going to “strangle” the baby boy.
He says recently he and his family were taking care of his son and Page’s other two children and says they were willing to continue doing so, but Social Services forced him to return the children to Page.
The State Department of Human Services confirms they are reviewing how this case was handled.
Page has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 15.