Officials confirm body found in Illinois River is missing graduate student

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A body found earlier this month has been identified by the coroner of LaSalle County, Illinois, as missing graduate student Jelani Day.
A body found earlier this month has been identified by the coroner of LaSalle County, Illinois, as missing graduate student Jelani Day, police announced Thursday. The 25-year-old had been reported missing last month.

"At this moment there are more questions than answers surrounding Jelani's disappearance and death, and that is where we will focus our energy," Day's family wrote in a Facebook post. "As of this moment, we do not know what happened to Jelani and we will not stop until we do."

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The LaSalle County Coroner confirmed Day's identity by using forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison, the Bloomington Police Department tweeted. The cause of death is still unknown. However, officer John Fermon called the death "very…
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