Jelani Day funeral: Celebration of life held in Danville after ISU graduate student found dead

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Jelani Day update: Celebration of life in Danville for Illinois State University graduate student found dead in Illinois River
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A celebration of life was held for Jelani Day in Danville Saturday. The Illinois State University graduate student's death remains a mystery.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A celebration of life will take place in downstate Danville for Jelani Day.

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Day, 25, was found dead in the Illinois River in LaSalle County after the Illinois State University graduate student went missing in August.

Danville is Day's hometown.

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The community also gathered for a memorial Thursday night at Illinois State University to remember Day.

Day's cause of death has not been released. Police are still investigating the case, along with the FBI.