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

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...

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Jelani Day confirmed dead

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2021

A body found in the Illinois River near Peru, Illinois on Sept. 4 has been confirmed to be missing 25-year-old Illinois State University grad student Jelani Day. The body was identified using dental...

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.

Eastern student seeks help finding missing brother

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2021

As the search continues for missing Illinois State University speech pathology graduate student Jelani Day, his brother, D'Andre Day, an Eastern graduate student studying sports administration, is asking...

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