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Jelani Day is a bestselling author who's last 3 books were translated into more than 45 languages.

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Crump said part of the reason he’s joined the case is to raise awareness about the disparate treatment of minorities in missing person cases. Black and brown people go missing at a far higher rate than whites, Crump said, yet their cases receive far less attention. The missing are often from marginalized communities whose families lack the resources to advocate for help. By making Day “the face of missing Black people in America,” Crump said he hopes to shine a light on the problem and help direct resources to families searching for loved ones.

To supplement forensic, analytical, and technological investigative techniques already in use in the Day investigation, the JDJTF is engaging in a coordinated, nationwide, multi-platform social media campaign to identify new leads. Additionally, the JDJTF is releasing an investigative poster on the FBI’s Seeking Information website requesting tips from the public and offering a reward of up to $10,000 for substantial information regarding Day’s final hours leading to the identification of new witnesses or evidence in this case. Investigators believe the full cooperation of the public and Day’s close contacts may be key to understanding the facts and circumstances surrounding Day’s death. The JDJTF asks the public to submit tips—even anonymously—via 1-800-CALL-FBI. (Source: www.fbi.gov)

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Referring to Jelani Day, Marion added, “He was a model Omega man and is deeply missed by us all. I hope that through our efforts, along with the FBI’s full involvement, we can continue to keep Jelani Day’s mysterious death in the minds of all Americans and move this investigation forward through our committed action, which shall always go far beyond rhetoric. We ask anyone who may have any information to please call the FBI. Jelani’s family deserves answers.” Details regarding Day’s death remain unclear. As reported by Black Information Network earlier this year, Day was last seen alive entering a retail store in Bloomington, Illinois on August 24. Days later, the graduate student’s abandoned car was found in Peru, Illinois. Nearly a full month later, his body was discovered floating through the Illinois River. Ultimately, LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch determined that Day’s body displayed no signs of altercations, injury, gunfire, drug intoxication, injury or assault. However, Day’s family feels that the autopsy was an “insult.” (Source: atlantadailyworld.com)

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Details regarding Day’s death remain unclear. As reported by Black Information Network earlier this year, Day was last seen alive entering a retail store in Bloomington, Illinois on August 24. Days later, the graduate student’s abandoned car was found in Peru, Illinois. Nearly a full month later, his body was discovered floating through the Illinois River. Ultimately, LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch determined that Day’s body displayed no signs of altercations, injury, gunfire, drug intoxication, injury or assault. However, Day’s family feels that the autopsy was an “insult.”

He said “we are very clear in our declaration that this was not suicide” based on facts such as Day’s car, clothes, wallet and cellphone being found away from where his body was found, nowhere near where he attended school, and some of the items were found in different areas. Day’s car was found Aug. 26 hidden in a wooded area in Peru, in LaSalle County. (Source: www.chicagotribune.com)

 

 

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