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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

A body found in the Illinois River near Peru has been identified as Jelani Day, an Illinois State University graduate student who was reported missing on Aug. 25. The cause of death was determined to be drowning.

EDITORIAL: Continue the fight for Jelani

Editorial Board October 26, 2021

It has been 63 days since Jelani Day was reported missing on Aug. 25, when he hadn’t been showing up for classes for several days. Fifty-three days since his body was found on Sept. 4, where he was...

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