DNA confirms baby’s remains in Denver landfill

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jun 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-10 18:00:11-04

Investigators say DNA confirms that remains found at Denver’s Arapahoe landfill last week are those of 7-month-old Torrey Brown, who went missing in March, CBS Denver reports.

Sharrieckia Page is accused of killing her son. She has been charged with first degree murder, and child abuse resulting in death.

An initial disappearance investigation began March 29, although police said they believed Torrey was no longer alive. 

Investigators said they received information that Page was seen near a dumpster at the apartment complex where she lived in Commerce City. FBI and police detectives had searched for the baby’s remains at the Arapahoe landfill in April.

For over 50 days, 500 people from 26 agencies and community organizations across the nation assisted the search. Working in 12-hour shifts at a cost of approximately $10,000 per day, crews sorted through 9,900 tons of waste, over one million square feet, before finding the remains, CBS Denver reports.