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Body found in Clinton Lake

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CLINTON — Officials Wednesday said authorities are investigating after a body was recovered from Clinton Lake. 

DeWitt County Coroner Randy Rice said a man in his 60s was brought out of the lake Tuesday morning. He was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police identified the man as 65. The department said a fisherman at the Clinton Lake Valley Mill Fishing access reported seeing a vehicle on the edge of the lake and then saw a body in the water.

The DeWitt County Sheriff's and Coroner's offices, Clinton Fire Department, Illinois State Police, and DeWitt County EMS responded to the scene, along with Conservation Police.

No further information was immediately available on Wednesday. 

Coverage of missing Illinois State University student Jelani Day

Jelani "J.J." Day, 25, was last seen on Aug. 24 entering the Beyond/Hello dispensary in Bloomington. Police said his 2019 Chrysler 300 was located Aug. 26 in the woods south of Peru's Illinois Valley YCMA.

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Graduate student Jelani Day was last seen the morning of Aug. 24.

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A 25-year-old ISU graduate student remains missing. Here's what we know.

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Authorities are investigating after body was recovered Saturday morning from the Illinois River near LaSalle-Peru.

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"I want you to know, Jelani is not dead and we will find him," said his mother, speaking to a crowd of supporters on Friday night. 

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Carmen Bolden Day, mother of missing Illinois State University student Jelani Day, speaks at an event Friday night in support of the search for him.

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"I just want to hear him call me and say, 'Mama, I just called you because I want to hear your voice,'" Jelani Day's mother said Wednesday. 

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Carmen Bolden Day, mother of Jelani Day, recounts the last phone call she had with her son prior to his disappearance. Several people gathered…

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BLOOMINGTON — Police, family and friends continue to search for Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day after he went missing last week. He was last on video camera on Aug. 24 at the Bone Student Center on campus.

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Bloomington police said Friday that officers are continuing their search for Illinois State University graduate student Jelani J.J. Day, 25, who was reported missing Wednesday by his family.

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Jelani J.J. Day was reported missing Wednesday by his family and an Illinois State University faculty member.

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The president of Illinois State University during her annual address to the campus community spoke about a graduate student who has been missing. 

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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, accord…

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"We always say here, see something, hear something, know something, say something. Someone out there has seen, heard or knows something."

Contact Brendan Denison at (309) 820-3238. Follow Brendan Denison on Twitter: @BrendanDenison

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