The Highly Suspicious Death of Jelani Day Feat. Mother Carmen & Brother Seve Day

Episode 262,   Jul 28, 2023, 05:49 PM

Today, we are joined by very special guests Carmen Bolden Day and her son, Seve Day to discuss the tragic death of their son and brother Jelani JJ Day. Jelani was multitalented, well-liked, compassionate, and he had a bright future ahead of him. Sadly, Jelani’s life was cut short - he went missing on August 24th, 2021. His body was found in the Illinois River almost two weeks later. Carmen, Seve and their family are demanding Justice for Jelani - but almost 2 years after his life was cut short, they still have more questions than answers from the Peru Police Department.

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The public can submit tips anonymously via 1-800-CALL-FBI. The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for “substantial information” and the family is offering up to $25,000 in reward money.

People to contact:
Governor - JB Pritzker 312-814-2121
Attorney General - Kwane Raoul 312-814-3000
Mayor - Mboka Mwilambwe 309-530-7664
City Manager - Tim Gleason 309-434-2210
Bloomington PD: 
(309) 820-8888
Peru PD: (815) 223-2151
Council Member Ward 1 - Jamie Mathy 309-306-1230
Council Member Ward 2 - Donna Boelen 309-386-0212
Council Member Ward 3 - Sheila Montney 309-205-0279
Council Member Ward 4 - Julie Emig 309-846-3605
Council Member Ward 5 - Nick Becker 309-830-7467
Council Member Ward 6 - De Urban 309-846-6105
Council Member Ward 7 - Mary “Mollie” Ward 309-205-9132
Council Member Ward 8 - Jeff Crabill 309-660-4025
Council Member Ward 9 - Tom Crumpler 309-205-0370

Sample of what to say:
I am calling on behalf of Jelani Day. We demand that the Jelani Day joint task force thoroughly investigate the disappearance and death of Jelani Day. We demand a public apology from the chief of police from Bloomington, Peru, and La Salle city for not effectively working together in finding key elements in the disappearance and death of Jelani Day. Jelani Day was a 25-year-old man with limitless potential. Our world lost an incredible person, and we demand justice. Take accountability for the actions that you did not take to help find what happened to Jelani Day. 

4:41 - Jelani Day Foundation/ ways to help
25:04 - Who was Jelani Day?
1:00:22 - before he went missing
1:30:57 - Jelani goes missing

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