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Individual shown in video no longer person of interest in Jelani Day case

Jelani J. Day – Photo Bloomington Police Department

OTTAWA – Authorities involved in the Jelani Day case say an individual in a video posted by the Peru Police Department, is no longer a person of interest. Peru Police posted a video of a male individual on their Facebook page, who was said to be a person of interest in the case of Illinois State University student, 25-year-old Jelani J. Day of Bloomington. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, the person was subsequently located, interviewed, and has been confirmed he is not a suspect or any longer a person of interest. It was also verified the individual was in the area for a job.
Last week, police identified a body found in the Illinois River as Day. He was reported missing around the end of August and days later his vehicle was discovered near the Peru YMCA.
A special unit has been formed with the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, Peru Police Department, LaSalle Police Department, Bloomington Police Department, Illinois State Police, LaSalle County Coroner’s Office, and FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.

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