Coroner's Report Declares Jelani Day's Cause Of Death "Drowning"

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By Newsy Staff
October 26, 2021

The 25-year-old postgraduate student's assemblage was recovered successful the Illinois River 10 days aft his disappearance successful Peru, Illinois.

It's a perplexing, troubling communicative we've been pursuing intimately for astir six weeks — the disappearance and decease of Illinois postgraduate pupil Jelani Day.

The coroner successful LaSalle County, Illinois, determined the 25-year-old died by "drowning." 

His assemblage was recovered successful the Illinois River 10 days aft his disappearance successful Peru, Illinois. It's astir an hr distant from wherever helium was past seen. 

Jelani's parent says she believes determination is much to his decease than this study lets on. 

"See it with your ain eyes," Carmen Bolden Day said. "See it with your ain eyes and deliberation — Would you judge that idiosyncratic with communal consciousness would travel each the mode implicit to Peru to bash thing to themselves? So spot it with your ain eyes. See wherefore I'm truthful adamant astir uncovering retired what happened to my son."

She's not the lone 1 skeptical of that autopsy report. Earlier Tuesday, supporters led a march successful Peru, Illinois, with renewed calls for justness for Jelani. 

That autopsy study comes 1 period aft his assemblage was positively identified by his family. His household has been pleading for answers from constabulary from time one.