Mother Of Illinois Graduate Student Who Went Missing Pleas For Help Locating Boy

Mom of the missing Illinois graduate student is creating a public plea for just about any details about her missing boy, whose vehicle is discovered hidden within the forest. He’s been missing for more than per week.

Jelani “J.J.” Day, 25, last spoken with people of his family on August 23, based on his mother. Since that time, the Illinois Condition College graduate student is not in contact with any family people and did not attend any classes. Tries to locate him were unsuccessful and that he was soon reported as missing under unknown conditions by his family as well as an ISU faculty member, based on the Bloomington Police Department. 

“He just calls me and calls me, nonstop, several occasions each day,” Carmen Day told NBC’s “Dateline,” adding that due to the call frequency she describes her boy as her bill collector. “So not to listen to him per week is extremely unlike him. Something’s wrong…We like him and miss him. And when anybody available has witnessed him or knows anything more, please call law enforcement. Call me. Call his brothers and sisters.”

Jelani Day comes with an apartment in Bloomington and it is studying within the Communication, Science and Disorders Department at Illinois Condition College in Normal. ISU’s Director of Clinical Education Cara Boester told local station WEEK that she’d exchanged texts with Day on August 23 plus they planned to satisfy the next morning. She contacted campus police when Day didn’t show up for his or her meeting.

“That is not something our grad students would do,” Boester stated.

On August 26, the Peru Police Department discovered an automobile hidden inside a wooded area behind the neighborhood YMCA. Found inside were nowhere Detroit Lions baseball hat, black Jimi Hendrix T-shirt, and white-colored/silver shorts Day was seen putting on on home security camera footage from the Beyond/Hello in Bloomington on August 24. He seemed to be seen on security footage from ISU’s Bone Student Center putting on an outfit shirt and black pants, based on Peru police.

Government bodies trying to find Day used extensive Canine search, drone aerial searches, and conducted a ground search. Teams from Peru, Utica, and Oglesby Fire Departments and also the Illinois Condition Mother and father all been involved.

Anybody with info on Jelani Day’s situation is requested to make contact with the Bloomington Police Department at (309) 820-8888 or Detective Paul Johnson at 309-434-2548 or

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