As online conversations continue about missing black men and women not getting enough media attention after Joy Red’s remarks, we want to lead you to the 25-year-old Jelani Day. A missing graduate student at Illinois State University who is studying to become a doctor. According to police records, Jelani had been missing since August 24. He was last seen in a surveillance video surveyed at a Bloomington store called Beyond / Hello. According to people, many attempts to reach the family the day after Jelani went missing failed.
Also, police reports say Jelani did not attend class for several days, which also raised concerns about members of the university faculty. Jelani had been missing for about a month. Although some information has been discovered, his mother still has questions. On Aug. 2, Peruvian police officials responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA.
Once authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered Jelani’s white 2010 Chrysler discovered00, hidden behind trees and tree accessories that she wore on the day of her disappearance, but there was no sign of the missing student. The News-Gazette reports that an unidentified man was found near the Illinois River on Sept. 14, but Lasley County Coroner said it could take weeks until the identity is identified. Jelani’s mother, Carmen Bolden Day, is optimistic that this is not her son.
In a recent interview, Carmen spoke with News about the lawsuit and the lack of information from law enforcement agencies. “We do not have much information. I don’t think I’m getting the help I need, ”Carmen said. “I’m begging, pleading, and asking the police to still pay attention and look for my son.” In addition, Carmen is disappointed that her son, who is a member of Omega PSI Free Fraternity, Inc., is not getting coverage compared to Gabby Petito.
“Jelani was not getting coverage. Jelani has been missing for 24 days, and as I said, efforts to find him seem to have diminished. I know about the missing girl Gabby, and she’s been missing for two days, and her face has been plastered everywhere, and the FBI is involved, and I don’t understand why Jelani doesn’t get the same coverage.
The Day family is offering a reward of up to 25,000 for information that could help them in their case and asking the public to reach out to their personal investigators with tips. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family on the day, and we wish Jelani a safe return.
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