The Will County Sheriff's Office has been contacted by Will County Coroner, Patrick J. O'Neil, who advised that upon the conclusion of the autopsy of Semaj Crosby, it has been determined to be 'pending further studies'. Sheriff's detectives are continuing their investigation into Semaj's death and until toxicology and further determination from the Coroner's Office is complete and until the investigation is complete, this case remains open.
This morning, the Sheriff's Office contacted the Will County Land Use Department to conduct a status check of the residence at 309 Louis Road, Joliet Township. Upon the conclusion of their examination they have deemed the house uninhabitable and have red-tagged it.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the FBI, the Will Grundy Major Crimes Task Force, surrounding area Fire Department personnel, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, who all responded and aided in the search for Semaj. The resources provided were invaluable.
This has been a very emotional situation for family members and friends, as well as for all first responders. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the many volunteers and the entire community who have been deeply concerned about the safety of Semaj. The outreach, support, and prayers were extraordinary.
Any further information on this case will be released when appropriate. -end-