Family & friends attend funeral for infant whose body recently was pulled from Cross Lake

Funeral arrangements for 10-month-old boy announced
Joshua Black, 10-month-old
Joshua Black, 10-month-old(KSLA)
Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 10:01 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2021 at 3:31 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The child who died when he was recently thrown from a bridge into Cross Lake was identified as 10-month-old Joshua Black.

Funeral services for the baby were held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Shreveport.

The infant is one of two children that authorities say were thrown off the Cross Lake bridge the morning of Friday, Sept. 24. The other child was rescued from the water and taken to a hospital for treatment. We are working to learn his condition.

The child’s mother, Ureka Rochelle Black, 32, remains in Caddo Correctional Center, the lockup where she was transferred the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 27. She faces one count each of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, according to booking records. No bond has been set.

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