The LaSalle County coroner disclosed Jelani Day’s autopsy report, which explained the condition of his body, in a heart wrenching report by the Chicago Sun-Times. Day’s brain, liver, spleen, and other organs, as well as his teeth and eyes, were all missing.
The family’s private forensic pathologist conducted a second report, which stated that Day’s jawbone was “sawed out.”
Carmen Bolden Day, the mother of the 25-year-old up and coming doctor, stated it ended up taking about a month to get authorization to see her child even after his body had been properly identified through dental records and Dna evidence.
On September 29, his body was eventually released to his relatives so that he could be buried.
Day’s body was also found to be maggot-infested as a result of his period in the Illinois River, and he had animal bites from turtles or fish, according to the report. His sexual organs were also unidentifiable, appearing “flayed.”