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Jelani Day

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Jelani Day
Jelani Day
Jelani Day
Jelani Day
Jelani Day
Jelani Day
Jelani Day

Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Jelani Day

Missing from
Bloomington, Illinois - USA
Nationality
Case Entered
  August 31, 2021
Status
   Body Recovered
Current Classification
  Unknown Missing
Source of Record
  Local Law Enforcement
Last Updated
   September 24, 2021
Verification Status
Yes

Physical Description

Gender
   Male
Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
  
Race
  Black or African American
Hair Color
  Black
Eye Color
  Brown
Height
  6-2
Weight
  180 lbs
  Last Seen Wearing
Unknown at time of report
  Distinct Features
May have facial hair
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Jelani Day was last seen by family or friends on August 23, 2021.

-UPDATED- 9/24/21
The body of Jelani Day was recovered.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/jelani-day-case-body-found-in-illinois-river-identified-as-missing-isu-grad-student/2620485/

Missing is Jelani J.J. Day, 25, of Bloomington, Illinois and is a graduate student at Illinois State University (ISU). Day was reported missing on 8/25/2021 under UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES by his family and an ISU faculty member.  

Day's family last spoke to Day on the evening of 8/23/2021. They made attempts to locate him but were unsuccessful. Day also had not shown up to class the past several days.

On 8/26/21 Police in Peru, IL reported locating Day's vehicle in a wooded area, Day was not found.

No further details provided.

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jelani Day, you are encouraged to contact the Bloomington (IL) Police Department at 309-434-2548, ask for Detective Paul Jones. Be sure to have the case number available as you will need it.

Vehicle Details

Vehicle Make
Vehicle Year
2010
Vehicle Color
White
Plate State
Illinois
License Plate Number
CH74067

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