TBI investigating Henry County infant’s death

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HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — A 3-month-old infant’s death is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Officials said this comes at the request of District Attorney Matt Stowe. Stowe told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the details surrounding Gunner Page’s death are “utterly tragic.” The TBI confirms the infant died Monday. “It makes me feel terrible when any child dies,” Ruth Page said. According to EMS dispatch logs, a call for help was made last Wednesday to a residence in the 200 block of Howard Road. The report summary said, “3MO old not breathing.” “There were several vehicles that went down 641 — maybe six or seven, just a lot of them,” Mary Peters said. Peters said she lives close to the home. Family friends who did not want to be identified say Gunner suffered severe head trauma and say doctors told family members the baby had whiplash equivalent to a bad car wreck. They said Gunner was taken to the Henry County Medical Center before being airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “It must be something serious,” Peters said. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said they are not investigating the incident citing a conflict of interest with work relationships. Family friends say Gunner’s parents are Hope and Chris Page. City records show Chris Page has been employed with the Paris Police Department since May of this year. “Any time an infant dies, there’s got to be a reason. It just doesn’t happen,” Tommy Thompson said. The TBI declined our request for more information citing the open investigation. Officials at the Paris Police Department said they were unable to comment on whether Officer Page is still on duty. No arrests have been made public in connection with the infant’s death.

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