Page’s family is livid at the two employees, saying it’s bringing back the trauma of finding out their loved one was brutally killed.
“You taking pictures, making light of a situation like that ... I mean, you’re just as evil to me as that murderer,” Reba Sanchez, Page’s daughter, told Channel 2.
Police said they found Page’s body in various places around Ponce-Martinez’s house, including part of his body within a cooler and other parts of his body under two tarps in the backyard.
The GBI was performing an autopsy on the body in Decatur after it was recovered from the home in the 6200 block of Fieldcrest Drive.
Lila Page provided Channel 2 Action News with this photo of her and her husband.
His widow, Lila Page, told Channel 2 that hearing about the photo is extremely disturbing, and none of his family members wanted to see the photo.
“Awful that somebody would be that evil,” Lila Page, who had been married to Robert for almost 50 years, said.
GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles told the news station, “The GBI’s position on this is it was highly inappropriate, and it’s been addressed.”
She went further, saying it is now against GBI policy for personal photos to be taken in the medical examiner’s office.
Sanchez said she wishes the GBI didn’t allow them to resign and fired them instead.
“That’s someone’s loved one,” she said. “You wouldn’t want anyone to do that to your family member, so why would you do it to mine?”
Lula Page is still trying to figure out how to live life without her husband, who she was married to for 49 years.