“On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the LaSalle County Coroner identified the male body found as Jelani Day, 25, of Bloomington, Illinois through forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison,” the LaSalle County Coroner said in a press release.
The results of his autopsy were just released yesterday, and it was determined that his cause of death was due to drowning, but nobody knows how he ended up in the Illinois River.
Jelani’s autopsy pointed out that, “there was no evidence of any (pre-death) injury, such as manual strangulation, an assault or altercation, sharp, blunt, or gunshot injury, infection, tumor, natural disease, congenital abnormality, or significant drug intoxication.”
A few hours ago, Jelani’s mom took to a Facebook page created originally to help find him to address the autopsy results.
“The cause of death is drowning… DUH, HE WAS FOUND FACE DOWN IN A RIVER!! I don’t care what their press releases say, MY BABY WAS KILLED…..HE DID NOT DROWN HIMSELF!!!”
“HE COULD SWIM, he was an AVID swimmer, and swimmers DO NOT in general commit suicide by drowning!”
“Jelani lived a PROMISING, FULFILLING, HAPPY LIFE… he had goals, dreams, and aspirations… HE SHOWED AND DEMONSTRATED POSITIVE TRAITS, he was HOPEFUL AND HELPFUL, DETERMINED ABOUT HIS FUTURE…HE BELIEVED IN GOD!! HE HAD GREAT FAITH AND A STRONG UPBRINGING IN THE CHURCH!!”
“He’s NEVER had suicide attempts in the past, didn’t have mental health issues, which are all indicators of a suicidal person, MY SON DIDN’T HAVE NOT EVER SHOW THOSE INDICATORS!!”
Facebook; pictured above is part of a post shared by Jelani’s mom in light of the autopsy results being made public