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A missing Illinois graduate student’s family asks for public aid after case has received little media attention.

In the wake of the Gabby Petito Case, many different missing person’s cases have been highlighted including the disappearance of missing graduate student, Jelani Day. Day, a graduate student at Illinois University was last seen on August 24th. The Bloomington Police department are in charge of his case.

Day was reported missing after several attempts by his family to reach him were left unresponsive. Day was also missing from his classes for several days. According to the police report, Day went missing early in the morning on August 24. He was caught on a video camera going into a retail store in Bloomington, Illinois. Day was wearing “blue Detroit Lions baseball hat, a black tee shirt with a unique graphic (Jimi “Hendrix” band shirt), white/silver shorts, and black shoes with white soles.”

Police were also searching for Day’s vehicle, a white Chrysler 300. His car was later found on August 26th with these clothes inside.

According to Fox News, Jelani Day’s mother, Cameron Bolden claims that it is not like him at all to disappear. The missing man was driven to become a doctor while studying at Illinois University. His mother wishes to see him safe at home and for him to be able to continue with his dream.

Bloomington Police are requesting that anyone with information on Day’s whereabouts contact BPD Detective Paul Jones at 309-434-2548 or at

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