Missing Illinois Grad Student Hasn’t Been Heard From in a Week

Police in Bloomington, Illinois, are looking for a college graduate student who was reported missing by his family and a faculty member on August 25.

Jelani Day, 25, started his graduate program at Illinois State University this summer, according to Cara Boester, the director of clinical experiences in Day’s Speech Pathology program, the university said.

Jelani is such a sweet and respectful man,” Boester said. “The cohort and the entire [Communications Sciences and Disorders] family are concerned and want to see him safe.”

The Bloomington Police Department said Day’s family last spoke with him on the evening of August 23, and he failed to show up for classes after that date. The family made several unsuccessful attempts to find him, police said.

Day is described as 6 feet 2 inches, 180 pounds, short black hair, brown eyes, and some facial hair. He’s known to drive a white, 2010 Chrysler 300 with Illinois tag number CH74067.

Police ask anyone who had contact with Day to call the police department at (309) 820-8888, and anyone with information to call Detective Paul Jones at 309-434-2548 or Pjones@cityblm.org .

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[Featured image: Jelani Day/Bloomington Police Department]