Death of Alexandria toddler ruled homicide

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Shawn Sylvester
Shawn Sylvester

ALEXANDRIA, NH – The state medical examiner has determined 11-month-old Shawn Sylvester died Nov. 15 of blunt force head trauma. His death has been ruled a homicide.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn announced the autopsy results Nov. 20 after Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval completed the autopsy.

Few other details have been released since the child was injured a week ago, on Nov. 13.

No charges have yet been filed in the case, according to the AG’s office.

However, in a second news release issued Nov. 20, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn announced the arrest Nov. 19  of Tommy Page, 29, charged with 23 counts of possession of child sexual abuse images, for “possessing visual representations of an infant male child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”

Page is expected to be arraigned on these charges today, November 20 in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division, in Plymouth.

A news item by NH1 posted the day after Shawn Sylvester’s death reports that Tommy Page lived at the residence with the child and the child’s mother, Danyelle Dudley, who is identified in that story as Page’s girlfriend.

Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley on Friday said that information connecting the two cases has not been confirmed by the AG’s office, as both investigations are open and active.

“Information in the arrest of Tommy Page has been sealed by court order as the investigation is ongoing,” Hinckley said.

Friends of the family of Shawn Sylvester have launched a GoFundMe site to help raise funeral expenses.


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