Amid mass hysteria regarding the disappearance and relatively quick discovery of Gabby Petito’s body, many on social media have been pushing another ongoing missing person case to the forefront. Jelani Day, a 25-year-old from Bloomington, Illinois, was reported missing on Aug. 24, and his family is still seeking answers.
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“I shouldn’t have to beg. I shouldn’t have to plead. I shouldn’t have to feel that there is a racial disparity, I shouldn’t have to feel anything like that, I want these people that have these resources to realize this could happen to them,” Carmen Bolden Day, Jelani’s mom, told GMA, per ABC 7 Chicago.
Here is everything we know about the case so far: