Search for missing man includes body found in Illinois River

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Bloomington police are continuing to search for a 25-year-old Illinois State University student who was reported missing nearly two weeks ago.

Bloomington Officer John Fermon told the (Bloomington) Pantagraph that several detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Jelani Day.

Their efforts include assisting the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office after authorities found a body in the Illinois River Saturday morning. Day was reported missing Aug. 25.

His abandoned car was found a day later in a wooded area near a YMCA in Peru. Peru is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Bloomington in LaSalle County.

Authorities would not release details about the body found in the Illinois River and say an identification could take weeks.