Jelani Day, a 25-year-old Illinois State University student, went missing on August 25. Now, a body matches the DNA. Now, Jelani’s mother asks that the death of her son be investigated.
After Jelani’s disappearance, a body was found floating in the Illinois River and it was later discovered to be Jelani Day. So far, the cause of death has not yet been identified.
In a report, Jelani’s mother asks for more sources and says the case “it’s not closed” unless they find out what happened to their son. Jelani’s family reported him missing in late August.
What happened to the Illinois student?
Jelani Day, a 25-year-old freshman graduate of Illinois State University. She was studying for a master’s degree at ISU in speech pathology and aspired to become a doctor one day. Her last appearances are at the University and at a store in Bloomington.
When he disappeared on August 25, his family reported it to the police. The police asked for the clue to facilitate their investigations. Unfortunately, in early September a body was floating in the Illinois River near Peru. On Thursday, September 23, they confirmed that it is Jelani with the forensic dental examination and DNA tests.
Jelani’s mom asks for sources and solutions:
Carmen Bolden Day, mother of Jelani, makes a proposal with a long statement after the discovery of her son’s body.
As she says, Jelani doesn’t even think about running away. She strongly believes that someone could have hurt him. She thinks that Jelani has no pressures that make him disappear from life; that leads to the participation of something or someone in this.
Later, he asks for public prayers and says that the investigation does not end until “justice is found”. She definitely wants to know what happened to her son until then, nothing stops her!
People who become aware of this case, ask for the help of the national media and outlets to pay more attention to this Jelani case.
Jelani’s family is interested in asking for public help, Jelani’s cousin, Eriel Davis, spoke on a television news show.
What did the official say?
Authorities say: On August 23, Jelani’s family spoke with him and he was last seen on the Illinois State University campus on August 24. On August 26, his car was there in Peru, Illinois.
Based on the observation of the Peruvian Police, they made their records based on the car of the day. But they couldn’t find it. The morning before, Day was on videotape on a surveillance camera going to a dispensary in Bloomington
. This is two days before his body was found.
On September 4, en route to another search, a male body was found floating near the south bank of the Illinois River. This Danville native visited family just two days before he went missing. The shirt that he wears on the videotape. That same shirt was there on his white Chrysler 300.
After confirming that it is him, the family is completely heartbroken and demands more sources, answers especially after seeing the results of Gabby Petito’s withdrawal.