Joliet toddler died of asphyxiation, death now ruled homicide 09/15/2017 2:23 pm PDT Comments WGN via WGN WILL COUNT, Ill. -- (WGN) -- A toddler whose body was found last April in her south suburban home died of asphyxiation, according to officials. 1-year-old Semaj Crosby's death has been ruled a homicide. The girl was found underneath a couch in the Joliet Township house where she lived, the same house DCFS had visited just hours before she was reported missing. It later burned down in suspected arson. Initial autopsy and toxicology tests were inconclusive. Friday, the Will County Coroner released the final cause as asphyxia. FULL STORY: Joliet toddler's died of asphyxiation, death now ruled homicide - WGN #Illinois #WGN Related Stories FBI, police search for missing baby girl in southwest Chicago area Judge lashes out at social workers for leaving kids in home Missing 1-year-old found dead in Chicago-area house Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.