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Sharrieckia Page: Child abuse resulting in death charge even though baby's body not yet found

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The charge of child abuse resulting in death just filed against Sharrieckia Page is unusual in a couple of respects.

Not only are the details of the case that have surfaced thus far particularly horrific, but authorities have yet to find the body of Page's infant son, Torrey -- possibly because she threw him away.

A week ago today, the Commerce City Police Department began investigating a missing persons report involving Torrey, who was just seven months old. At one point, 9News reported that his body had been found in a dumpster. That proved premature, although the suspicion that Page, age 22, disposed of him in that manner remains.

In the days that followed, relatives told CBS4 that Page, who had a total of three children, was struggling with the baby. Indeed, her grandmother, Corinthian Brown, said she called Child Protective Services last November after some of Page's comments made her fear for the boy's safety. Torrey Brown Sr., the child's father, had similar experiences. Among the things he remembered Page uttering: "Don't get mad if pretty much he ends up in a casket."

Such remarks appear to have continued after her arrest. During a phone conversation from jail, Page allegedly told Torrey Sr., "This is what you wanted, right? Are you happy?" before hanging up on him.

Such behavior presumably inspired Adams/Broomfield County District Attorney Don Quick not to wait to charge Page. The accusation became official during a court appearance yesterday, her second of the week. The arrest affidavit in the case remains sealed.

Look below to see a larger version of Page's mug shot as well as the aforementioned CBS4 report.

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