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Student whose physique was present in Illinois River died from drowning

A med scholar whose physique was discovered floating within the Illinois River drowned to demise, a coroner discovered — however it nonetheless isn’t clear how he ended up within the water.

Jelani Day, 25, disappeared below mysterious circumstances earlier than his physique was discovered final month and now some are calling for extra solutions.

Day, an Illinois State University graduate scholar, disappeared after he was seen at a Bloomington marijuana dispensary on Aug. 24, police stated. His automotive was later present in Peru, hid by timber, officers stated.

His disappearance drew comparisons to the Gabby Petito case. Critics lamented there was not as a lot consideration on Day, a black man, as there was on Petito, a white lady.

When the scholar’s physique turned up within the river on Sept. 4, he was recognized utilizing dental data and DNA, in response to cops.

But the LaSalle County coroner’s announcement on Monday of Day’s explanation for demise has left many unanswered questions. It discovered no proof of strangulation or assault accidents or a gunshot wound, the Chicago Tribune reported.

More than 300 individuals marched from Peru Police Department on Tuesday calling for extra investigation, together with activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Tribune stated.

Jelani Day, 25, disappeared under mysterious circumstances before his body was found last month and now some are calling for more answers.
Police nonetheless are unsure about how Day ended up within the water.
Bloomington Police Department

Day’s mom posted on a Facebook web page that she didn’t suppose he son dedicated suicide, the Tribune stated. In the put up on the Justice for Jelani Day web page, mother Carmen Bolden Day says she believes her son, described as an avid swimmer, was killed.

“These police departments want an EASY way out,” Carmen Bolden Day wrote on the Justice for Jelani Day web page. “They DIDN’T do their job, so they want to look at surface details.”

With Post wires