Missing Person Jelani Day OR

Missing Person Jelani Day OR

Missing Person Jelani Day


Jelani Day is the 24-year-old who has been missing from the Oakland public schools since October, 2013. We have been looking for him and requesting any leads on his whereabouts.


Day's case recently gained new prominence as his mother, Carmen Bolden Day, called for authorities to show the same attention and urgency in her son's case as they have for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old white woman who went missing and was later found dead. (Source:

Fermon could not address the reasons why it took nearly three weeks for a positive identification, but he indicated there is a backlog at the Illinois State Police crime lab. The State Police Division of Forensic Services has declined to comment, citing its policy on open cases. (Source:

On Sept. 7, the LaSalle County coroner said an autopsy revealed the body recovered belonged to a man but said "due to condition" of the body identification would take "several weeks to possibly months." The coroner, however, said the case was separate from the missing person investigation into Day's disappearance, but did not elaborate. (Source:


The petition follows similar criticisms from Day's family, who alleged his case did not receive the attention of other missing persons like that of Gabby Petito, whose disappearance and subsequent death made national headlines and spawned a multi-state search from numerous law enforcement departments. (Source: www.nbcchicago.com Day's family had been pleading for help for weeks since he was reported missing on Aug. 25. They criticized authorities for not taking his disappearance as seriously as Gabby Petito, the aspiring blogger who died during a cross-country trip with her fiancé in a case that has mesmerized the country. (

After his remains were identified, Day's family said on Facebook, "There are no words to clearly communicate our devastation. ... Our hearts are broken. As of this moment, we do not know what happened to Jelani and we will not stop until we do,” the family said. (Source: www.usatoday.com)



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