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Jelani Day’s Mother Holds March and Press Conference in Bloomington, Illinois

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Bloomington, Illinois–The mother of Jelani Day continues to advocate for answers into her sons death. More questions than answers have developed in the disappearance and death of 25-year-old Jelani Day. The Illinois Sate University grad student went missing late August, after his professor reported him missing. His car was found two days later and his body was recovered soon after–although his family was not notified of the discovery until nearly three weeks later. His death has been ruled a drowning but his mother and family want to know how his car ended up 60 miles away from the university town, driven onto a trail, with the license plates removed and parts of his clothing found in the vehicle.

Read More: Jelani Day’s cause of death was drowning but it’s still unknown how he got in the water, coroner writes

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and members of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition continue to support the Day family in finding answers into Jelani’s death.

0:56 Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. begins speaking

11:05 Bloomington IL Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe begins speaking

14:08 Jelani’s mom Carmen Bolden Day begins speaking

21:05 Prayer led by Pastor Bennett, City of Refuge Ministries Bloomington IL

22:14 March lineup

25:51 March begins

Video: Torii More

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