Funeral Services Held for Semaj Crosby Friday

Funeral services were held Friday for Semaj Crosby, the 1-year-old girl who was found dead inside her Joliet home.

A criminal investigation is still ongoing after the little girl was found lifeless under a couch in a home last week. Autopsy results are still pending further studies, with many questions still surrounding her death.

Authorities describe the home Semaj was found in as in “deplorable” condition. Will County sheriff's deputies reportedly visited the Joliet home where she was found close to 60 times in a little more than a year for disturbances, crisis intervention, and 40 of the calls for probation checks. 

As of Friday, no one had been arrested or deemed a suspect in the case.

Semaj’s brothers have since been placed in foster care, according to police.

Services began with a visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Prayer Tower Ministries Church of God In Christ, 500 Stryker Ave. in Joliet.

A celebration of life followed at the church at 11 a.m., according to the Minor-Morris Funeral Home website.

After church services, Semaj will be buried at Elmhurst Cemetery, 1212 E. Washington St. in Joliet.

Funeral director Terry Morris told the Herald News the cemetery has donated a gravesite for Semaj.

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