The 21st Show

Carmen Bolden-Day talks about mysterious disappearance of her son Jelani

Carmen Bolden-Day and Jelani Day

Carmen Bolden-Day and Jelani Day

Jelani Day was the fourth of five children in a family from Danville. The 25-year-old was an athlete, a scholar and a son who called his mother daily. He had aspirations of becoming a doctor. On August 24, 2021, Day was last seen at a store in Bloomington. Two days later his car was found hidden in the woods near Peru, about an hour north of Bloomington-Normal.

Nine days after that, Jelani’s body was recovered from the Illinois river.

Since then, there have been developments in the case, but no breakthroughs. The 21st spoke to Day's mother who is still searching for clues about his death and disappearance.


Carmen Bolden-Day
Mother of Jelani Day


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Posted by Justice for Jelani Day on Thursday, July 28, 2022