Jelani Day bill signed into law, would give FBI cases where remains can't be ID'd

BySamantha Chatman and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Jelani Day Bill passes IL state senate
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The Jelani Day Bill has passed the Illinois State Senate, named for the ISU student whose body wasn't identified for weeks after he went missing.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- Illinois Senate bill 3932, also known as the Jelani Day bill, is now a law.

Day is the Illinois State University student who was found dead in a river more than 60 miles away from campus.

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The new law requires a coroner or medical examiner to notify the FBI when human remains are not identified within 72 hours of discovery.

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The LaSalle County coroner ruled Day's death a drowning, but his family believes someone killed him.

Day's mom reacted to the law on Facebook saying "Even in BAD times...God is still GOOD! THE JELANI DAY BILL IS NOW A LAW! BUT I yet have so much work to do!"