#Jelani Day

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As Jelani Day remembered at service, mourners pray for healing, answers

Jelani Day returned home Saturday a radiant, good and honorable native son. His remains lay in a closed mahogany-colored casket, highlighted in bronze and topped with a spray of white flowers that was flanked by a multicolored assortment of dozens of roses and other floral arrangements that shone as vibrantly as the life that friends and family say he lived — before it was unjustly cut short.
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Alabama A&M University hosts memorial service to remember Jelani Day

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Jelani Day was remembered by his alma mater this evening. Alabama A&M University hosted his memorial on its campus quad. They’re honoring their former student who passed away under mysterious circumstances a couple of months ago. Day was last seen on Aug. 24 in Bloomington. He was attending graduate school at Illinois State University for speech pathology.
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Jelani Day

DANVILLE — Jelani Jesse Javontae Day was born on June 15, 1996, in Danville, to the union of Seve Day and Carmen Bolden Day. Jelani knew God and accepted God as his personal savior at a young age. Jelani received his formal education from Alabama A&M in Huntsville, Ala., where he received his bachelor’s in communicative sciences and disorders. He was currently pursuing his MS in SLP at Illinois State University in Normal. He was studying to become a speech pathologist, thus fulfilling his dream and goal of becoming Dr. Jelani Jesse-Javontae Day. Jelani was a member of the prestigious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Nu Epsilon Chapter, of Alabama A&M University, 100 Black Men of Greater Huntsville, Collegiate 100 and House Arrest.

Body of Jelani Day, missing Illinois grad student, pulled out of river, officials say

The body of Jelani Day, a 25-year-old graduate school student missing for nearly a month in Illinois, was pulled out of the Illinois River, officials said Thursday. Officials found the body Sept. 4, and the LaSalle County Coroner determined Thursday through forensic dental identification and DNA testing that it was Day. The cause of death is unknown, according to the coroner.

Details about Jelani Day memorial at Illinois State University released

NORMAL — Illinois State University has planned a memorial service for Jelani Day for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Hancock Stadium. Redbird Arena will be used for a rain location. Watch now: Protesters criticize Town Council over removal of Jelani Day portrait. The Multicultural Center at the school...

Jelani Day memorial planned for Alabama A&M campus

A memorial service will be held on Alabama A&M’s campus this week for Jelani Day, a graduate of the university whose remains were found in the Illinois River nearly a month ago. The service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6:11 p.m. on A&M’s quad. Day, a graduate student...

FBI's Behavioral Analyst Unit to help in Jelani Day case

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WSRP) — The FBI headquarters is supplying a new resource to help solve the Jelani Day case. The body of the Illinois State University student was discovered on Sept. 4, 2021, floating near the south bank of the Illinois River. Day had gone missing a month earlier in August.

A look at all of the images released in search for Jelani Day

Jelani Day, a 25-year-old graduate student at ISU, was last seen the morning of Aug. 24 walking into the Beyond / Hello in Bloomington, according to the Bloomington Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bloomington police Detective Paul Jones at 309-434-2548 or at