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Desperate Search Underway for Toddler Who Vanished While Playing in Yard

Semaj Crosby, 1, was playing outside her Illinois home when she disappeared, authorities said. (Will County Sheriff's Office) Semaj Crosby, 1, was playing outside her Illinois home when she disappeared, authorities said. (Will County Sheriff's Office)

Search teams are desperately looking for a baby girl who disappeared while playing outside her Illinois home, authorities said.

One-year-old Semaj Crosby was with a group of about a dozen kids gathered in the yard of a Joliet subdivision. The toddler’s parents were outside working on their car.

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The family called the Will County Sheriff’s Office at 6:30 p.m. to report their daughter missing. “The family had been looking for her for an hour and a half,” Public Information Officer Kathy Hoffmeyer told InsideEdition.com Wednesday.

More than 80 people are now searching for the child, aided by bloodhounds and drones. An all-night canvas of the neighborhood using a helicopter equipped with an infrared and heat-seeking device found nothing, authorities said.

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The child was last seen wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt with a cat face on it, and dark jeans. She has multiple ponytails with white beads.

Police asked residents within a five-mile radius to search their homes and properties for the little girl. A pond in the neighborhood was also being searched Wednesday.

There is no apparent sign of foul play, Hoffmeyer said. "The family is fully cooperating with us," she said.

Watch: 6-Year-Old Girl Missing Since 2012 Found Dead

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