Mourners Mark Anniversary of Semaj Crosby’s Death With Prayers, Demands for Answers

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2019-04-27 19:21:15

Saturday marked an emotional two-year anniversary, as it’s been 24 months since the body of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby was found under a couch in her Joliet home.

The case sent shockwaves throughout the community, and throughout the state, and although it’s already been two years, the investigation into who killed Semaj has been a roller coaster ride with precious few answers.

On Saturday, mourners gathered in Joliet to pay their respects to Crosby, and to call for more action in the aftermath of her death.

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“Semaj didn’t put herself under that couch,” Mireya Reyes, a member of the Justice for Semaj Action Team, said.

The little girl was living in deplorable conditions at the time of her death, according to authorities who found her body in the Joliet home. Just one day after the little girl was laid to rest back in 2017, her house burned to the ground in an act that investigators believe was a deliberately-set blaze.

Now, two years later, the Justice for Semaj Action Team is fighting to keep her memory, and the investigation into her death, alive.

“The people who know what happened, they have the answers,” Amy Sanchez said. “They need to speak up.”

The Will County Sheriff’s Office, who is handling the investigation, still considers Crosby’s relatives, including her mother, as persons of interest in the case. Crosby’s mother told police that the child had wandered off from the yard on April 25, but two days later, she was found dead under the family’s couch.

Now, the same FBI agents who assisted on the A.J. Freund case in Crystal Lake are assisting police in trying to solve Crosby’s death. They, along with Will County investigators, say that the case is still being worked on daily, and that they will not rest until they are able to solve it.



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