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Jelani Day biography: 13 things about Bloomington, Illinois man

Jelani “J.J.” Day is an African-American man from Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Bloomington, Illinois. (a)
  2. He is originally from Danville, Illinois. (b)
  3. He is Carmen Bolden-Day‘s son. (a)
  4. He is the second youngest among five siblings. He has two brothers and two sisters. (c)(d)
  5. He is 6’2″ tall and weighs 180 lbs. (e)
  6. From 2014 to 2015, he was a track and field athlete at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. (f)
  7. In 2018, he graduated from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University at the top of his class with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology. (e)
  8. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2021, he started his first semester of graduate school in the Communication, Science and Disorders Department at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. While studying speech pathology, he lives in an off-campus apartment in Bloomington. (a)(e)
  9. He was last in touch with his family in Danville on August 23, 2021. (c)(d)
  10. On August 24, 2021, he was videotaped going into the Beyond/Hello cannabis dispensary off of Veteran’s Parkway in Bloomington. He was wearing a blue Detroit Lions baseball cap, a Jimi Hendrix band shirt and gray athletic shorts and was using a blue iPhone 12 Pro Max and driving a white 2010 Chrysler 300, which is registered in Illinois. (a)(e)
  11. He was 25 years old when he went missing on August 24, 2021. (a)
  12. On August 25, 2021, he was reported missing from his Bloomington residence. (a)
  13. On August 26 2021, his white 2010 Chrysler 300 was found abandoned with no license plates in a wooded area  in Peru, Illinois. (a)


(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)

Anyone with information about Jelani Day’s disappearance is urged to call Bloomington Police Department dispatch at (309)-820-8888 or Detective Paul Jones at (309)-434-2548.


1 reply »

  1. CORRECTION: He is the 4th child and the youngest son…. not the second youngest… he has 3 older siblings, (a older sister, 2 older brothers) and a younger sister…

    Sincerely…. his mother!


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