Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. Family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did not show up for class.
On Tuesday, ISU President Terri Goss Kinzy during her State of the University said: “In consultation with Jelani’s family, we will continue to provide support to them and as a community, I ask that we all provide support to each other.”
Police said his 2019 Chrysler 300 was located Aug. 26 in the woods south of Peru's Illinois Valley YCMA.
Day's mother, Carmen Bolden Day, in a previous interview said her son wants to become a doctor and he was attending ISU to get his master’s degree in speech pathology.
“I need him to come home so that he could continue his journey of becoming Dr. Jelani Day,” she said.
Anyone who saw Day or his vehicle is asked to call Bloomington police Detective Paul Jones at 309-434-2548 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A look at all of the images released in search for Jelani Day
Jelani Day updated clothing
Images released by Bloomington police related to the missing persons case of Jelani Day are shown.
Jelani Day at Beyond/Hello
This video still shows Jelani Day at Beyond/Hello in Bloomington around 9:15 a.m. Aug. 24. Bloomington police ask anyone who saw him after that to contact them.
Jelani Day car with updated timeframe
Bloomington Police Department has updated the time frame of when Jelani Day may have gone missing. The car was found in a wooded area of Peru last Thursday.
Pictured is a white 2019 Chrysler 300 belonging to 25-year-old Jelani J.J. Day, who was reported missing Wednesday by his family. Bloomington Police said law enforcement are continuing to search for him.
Pictured is a white 2019 Chrysler 300 belonging to 25-year-old Jelani J.J. Day, who was reported missing Aug. 25. Bloomington police said law enforcement are continuing to search for him.
Photos showing Jelani Day, provided by the Bloomington Police Department. The right-most photo is a screenshot of security camera footage recorded Tuesday — police say that is the last recorded image of him.