FBI Annouces Reward for Information Regarding Jelani Day

The FBI task force investigating the death of college student Jelani Day has made an announcement regarding a reward for information regarding the death of Jelani Day. According to information released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force on Monday, the FBI’s Seeking Information website is requesting tips from the public and offering a reward of up to $10,000 for substantial information regarding Day’s final hours leading to the identification of new witnesses or evidence in this case. Jelani Day was a student at Illinois State University when he went missing in August of 2021. Subsequent investigation determined that Day was last seen the morning of August 24th, at a retail establishment near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and General Electric Road in Bloomington, Illinois. Law enforcement agencies conducted extensive ground and aerial searches following Day’s disappearance. His body was ultimately discovered on September 4, 2021, in the Illinois River in Peru, Illinois, and positively identified on September 23, 2021.

The Jelani Day Joint Task Force is an interagency task force of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies working closely to coordinate investigative efforts across jurisdictions. Current members include Bloomington Police Department, Peru Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Chicago Division, Lasalle County Sheriff’s Office, City of LaSalle Police Department, Illinois State Police, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. If you have information relevant this investigation contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to https://www.fbi.gov/tips.

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