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Jan 5, 2016 3:30 PM

Officials: 'Suspicious' fire in Alexandria not part of NH AG's child homicide investigation


ALEXANDRIA - Less than a month after the investigation into the death of an Alexandria infant began, the home where the investigation started burned down.

READ: NH AG says Alexandria 11-month-old died from head trauma, death ruled homicide

Fire destroyed the home on Fowler River Road - the same location where baby Shawn Sylvester Jr. was reportedly visiting with his mother, Danielle Sylvester, and her boyfriend, Tommy Page, the night he was injured and later died.

As NH1 News has previously reported, Page was arrested on separate charges of possessing child pornography and his case is still waiting to be heard in superior court.

The home was ruled a total loss after the fire, and the cause has not yet been determined.

READ: Page in court on child porn charges, new accusations arise against mom in Alexandria baby's death

Family members spoke to NH1 News, saying they feel the answers to SJ’s killer lie inside the home.

It's been more than a month, and there have been no arrests in the child's death.

The N.H. Attorney General called the fire a separate investigation that they have no part in.

They did say, however, that the fire did not destroy any crucial evidence in the child's homicide case.

READ: Family says finalized autopsy results will lead to arrests in death of Alexandria toddler

“Obviously we have a couple of parallel tracks going - the homicide investigation and the case against Mr. Page," said Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward. "We take extensive photographs and video and try to preserve the scene as close to the crime as we can.”

The family is still waiting anxiously for an arrest in SJ's homicide.

Many of them were reluctant to speak with the media, but instead have taken to Facebook to express their sadness and share their side of the story.

A post by one of SJ’s aunts reads:

“My heart is still broken and I miss that little boy more than I can bare. I want him back. I want to see his happy face. I can't believe how sick people really are. How can you live with yourself knowing you murdered a baby? A baby...a hopeless baby... the pain you've caused a million people who loved him i hope it haunts you till the day you die.”

The Attorney General said these investigations take time.

"We ask for patience - and not understanding - but we ask for patience, and we want to build the best case possible in any scenario,” Ward said.


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