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Missing Illinois grad student Jelani Day drowned, coroner says

Day's mother, Carmen Bolden Day, has suggested foul play may be to blame in her son's disappearance and death.

10/26/2021 7:17:00 AM

Jelani Day, an Illinois State University graduate student whose body was found in the Illinois River 10 days after he was reported missing, died by drowning, according to a coroner's report.

Day's mother, Carmen Bolden Day, has suggested foul play may be to blame in her son's disappearance and death.

ByDennis RomeroJelani Day, an Illinois State University graduate student whose body was found in the Illinois River 10 days after he was reported missing, died by drowning, according to a coroner's report released Monday.Day, 25, was a speech pathology student at the campus near Bloomington when his family

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reported him missing Aug. 25. His car was found the next day, leading searchers to focus on areas north of Bloomington near the river, police said.Rescue crews found Day's body floating in the river near the city of Peru on Sept. 4, according to Bloomington police, who are investigating.

Police said security video showed Day going to a Bloomington cannabis dispensary called Beyond/Hello the morning of Aug. 24. It was"his last known location," the police department said in a statement last month.Jelani Day.Bloomington, Ill., police dept. headtopics.com

The video showed the clothing he was wearing at the dispensary, police said: a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt, a Detroit Lions baseball hat, light-colored shorts and black shoes, all of which was in his car when it was found, police said.LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch said there was no evidence of injury, assault, altercation, gunfire, tumors, infection, natural disease, heart problems or"significant drug intoxication."

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so his clothes, wallet and lanyard were found on the ground....was he near a place where he could swim? It makes no sense that someone would make him remove these items before drowning him....people do swim in rivers DiscoveryID Something about this seems really off. DiscoveryID Nah Was drowned!!! You sure the Cops didn’t throw him in the river! Every death of a minority is suspicious!! No accidents are accidental!!

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