Share this @internewscast.com

Jelani Day (Illinois State)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Bloomington police are continuing to search for a 25-year-old Illinois State University student who was reported missing nearly two weeks ago.

Officer John Fermon told the (Bloomington) Pantagraph that several detectives are combing digital data and seeking other leads on the whereabouts of Jelani Day. Their efforts include assisting the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office after authorities found a body in the Illinois River Saturday morning.

READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy And Warmer, With Threat Of Severe Storms

Day was last seen in a Bloomington cannabis dispensary on Aug. 24. His abandoned car was found Aug. 26 in a wooded area near the Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru, located about 60 miles north of Bloomington in LaSalle County.

Fermon declined to release any other information about the body discovered just off the south bank of the river east of the Illinois 251 bridge.

READ MORE: Some CPS Families Forced To Change Labor Day Weekend Plans In Face Of District’s COVID-19 Travel Guidance

Nor would he elaborate on the Bloomington agency’s involvement in the investigation. An autopsy was scheduled for this weekend. The LaSalle County coroner’s office said it might be several weeks before officials make an identification.

Members of Day’s family, who live in Danville, have offered $25,000 for the man’s return. An online GoFundMe campaign has added $9,000 to that total.

Speaking at an event to support the search at Illinois State University in Normal last week, Day’s mother, Carmen Bolden Day, told about 100 people attending that she believes her son is alive and will be found. She said Jelani Day is strong and asked the crowd to pray for his strength.

MORE NEWS: Detectives Seek Help Identifying Men Accused Of Robbery On Blue Line Train

“I need Jelani to survive,” Carmen Bolden Day said Friday. “My life will not be nowhere the same if I can’t have Jelani here with me to survive. I need you to help me find my son.”

Source: CBS Chicago

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Highest-rated BBQ restaurants in Bismarck, according to Yelp

BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — The most popular barbequing holiday in the United…

Jan. 6 panel considers criminal referral against Trump

Jan. 6 panel considers criminal referral against Trump – CBS News Watch…
AG Steve Marshall speaks on suspect in Bibb County deputy shooting

AG Steve Marshall speaks on suspect in Bibb County deputy shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined INTERNEWSCAST Morning…

Kirilloff hits 2 homers as Twins pound White Sox 8-2

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were well on their way by…
Chicago First Alert Weather: Sunny, highs in the 80s

Chicago First Alert Weather: Sunny, highs in the 80s

Chicago First Alert Weather: Sunny, highs in the 80s – CBS Chicago…

Eye on America: School safety measures, the legacy of a civil rights sit-in, and more

Eye on America: School safety measures, the legacy of a civil rights…

Kate Middleton seen photographing Camilla for Country LIfe

A behind-the-scenes royal photo shows Kate Middleton snapping Camilla for the cover…

California’s Left-Wing Gov. Newsom Trolls Florida Gov. DeSantis With Ad Promoting “Freedom”

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom used the Fourth of July to try…