The body of a missing Illinois State University grad student found on Sept. 4 has been confirmed to be that of Jelani Day.
According to reports, Jelani Day’s body was found in the Illinois River, and the LaSalle County coroner confirmed on Thursday that the body was Day’s.
The cause of the death is currently unknown.
The 25-year old Black man was last seen at Bloomington’s dispensary on Aug. 24, 2015.
Two days later, the car was located in Peru, Illinois.
He was a student at Illinois State University. After not attending class for several weeks, he was reported missing.
Day’s family released a statement saying that they are heartbroken and will continue to search for answers in order to discover what happened to Jelani.