Grandmother and Friend Accuse Semaj Crosby’s Mother, Fail Lie Detector Tests

Shared with permission from James Crosby with daughter Semaj

Bishop Gregg Greer who has been working for justice on behalf of Semaj Crosby’s family says there is a strong possibility the case will be resolved by the end of the year.

Greer spoke with the Scott Slocum show after last night’s news conference in Chicago. Grandmother Darlene Crosby and family friend Tamika Robinson denied any wrongdoing. Greer says their stories match up.

Darlene Crosby and Tamika Robinson’s account is as follows; they saw Semaj playing outside at 3 p.m., then at 3:45 the toddler’s diaper is changed and at 5:15 p.m. Semaj’s mother, Sheri Gordon, declares she can’t find Semaj and a search begins at 6 p.m.

Darlene on Tuesday night said she believes Semaj’s mother had something to do with her death. Meanwhile, both women admitted they failed a lie detector test and claim those tests are unreliable. The women are calling out the Will County Sheriff’s department claiming if they can’t bring closure to the case then maybe another agency should investigate the death.

Will County Sheriff’s office says mother Sheri Gordon has cooperated with detectives in the case. But detectives have not been fully able to question the other three women at the home at the time of the Semaj’s death. WJOL has learned that in addition to the four women as persons of interest, there is also one minor included as someone who may have knowledge of what happened prior to Semaj’s death.

The Will County Coroner ruled Semaj’s death as a homicide due to asphyxia. The Justice for Semaj Action Team began meeting September 7th and while they remain in Joliet, Bishop Greer has broken off from that group and started The Semaj Crosby Coalition for Justice through his organization Freedom First International.


Listen here to Bishop Gregg Greer as he discusses Tuesday night’s press conference:



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