Dapper Dan’s son Missing Illinois – Jelani Day missing, Found dead

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Jelani Day Missing Illinois – Death of Illinois State University Student missing since August.

Illinois, US State – Jelani Day, 25 year-old man who was reported missing in August has now been found dead.

Who is Jelani Day:

Jelani is a 25 year-old is said to be from Danville. He is a student at Illinois State University. where he reportedly studied to be a doctor. Jelani was said to have gone missing under unexplained suspicious circumstances. He was reportedly seen last on Monday, 23rd of August and was reported missing on Wednesday, August 25th.

Search for Jelani day:

Authorities started search for the missing 25 year-old after he was reported missing.

The Peru police officers searched the areas where he was seen last and his vehicle was found on Thursday, 26th of August hidden in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA. the vehicle was said to be a white 2019 Chrysler 300 with license plate CH74067.

An extensive K-9 search by Illinois State Police, drone aerial searches by Peru Fire and Utica Fire drones, and a ground search by teams from Peru, Utica and Oglesby Fire Departments.

Investigation for the missing 25 year-old continued and a footage was released where he was seen wearing a blue button-up collared dress shirt, black pants, black belt, black dress shoes and a blue face covering.

Body found in Illinois River:

Reports says, on Saturday, September 4th 2021 a body was found in the banks of Illinois River and is suspected to be the missing 25 year-old.

Bolden reportedly says the search for Day has slowed down after the body was found and is appealing to the public to help in finding her son. She said “The updates are very slim. I don’t feel like I am getting the help that I need, I feel like since this body has been found, and as I said it is unidentified, I don’t truly believe that it is my son. It appears that help has ceased so I’m imploring, pleading, and asking that the police still pay attention, still look for my son as vigilantly as they were prior to finding this unidentified body.”

Jelani Day description:

The 25 year-old has been described as a Black male who is approximately 6’2″ feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He is said to have black hair and brown eyes.

No distinctive features or birth marks has been given.

Jelani Day found dead:

The 25 year-old missing Illinois State University student who has been missing since late August.

Reports says, on Saturday, September 4th 2021 a body was found in the banks of Illinois River and is suspected to be the missing 25 year-old.

Bolden reportedly said earlier this week that search for Day has slowed down after the body was found and was appealing to the public to help in finding her son. She said “The updates are very slim. I don’t feel like I am getting the help that I need, I feel like since this body has been found, and as I said it is unidentified, I don’t truly believe that it is my son. It appears that help has ceased so I’m imploring, pleading, and asking that the police still pay attention, still look for my son as vigilantly as they were prior to finding this unidentified body.”

According to reports, the body has now been confirmed to be that of the missing man Day.

Jelani Day death:

The body has now been confirmed to be that of the missing 25 year-old. The family of Day is saddened by this news.

A statement by his family says “Our hearts are broken,” Day’s family said in a statement. “We ask that you continue to pray for our family during what will be very hard days ahead. Throughout these 30 days, our very first concern was finding Jelani, and now we need to find out #WhatHappenedToJelaniDay. At this moment there are more questions than answers surrounding Jelani’s disappearance and death, and that is where we will focus our energy. As of this moment, we do not know what happened to Jelani and we will not stop until we do.”

The cause of death of Day has not been given as further investigation is to be carried out by the coroner’s office as well as an autopsy.

Jelani Day GoFundMe:

A GoFundMe account has been opened by the family of Day.

Social media reaction to Jelani Day:

 

 

 

 

 

the fact there’s multiple viral posts on the Jelani Day situation and the media still hasn’t picked it up.

not to mention the countless posts of other indigenous and black people missing. 😕

— Boochie Mane (@stawpfeenin) September 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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