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Will County Sheriff Frequently Visited House Of Dead Toddler


The house where a toddler was found dead was visited by Will County sheriff's deputies nearly 60 times in a little more than a year.

Records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times in a Freedom of Information Act request show two of the 59 visits to 1-year-old Semaj Crosby's Joliet Township house were welfare checks. Forty of those calls were for probation checks.

The Sun-Times reports that delivering subpoenas, “disturbances," “crisis intervention'' and “public service'' were among the other reasons for sheriff's visits between February 2016 and April 2017.

The sheriff's department says it wasn't known how much time the girl spent in the home because her biological parents did not live together.

The girl was found dead under a couch April 26. The sheriff's department says her death is “an ongoing criminal investigation.''

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