The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed that the cellphone of Jelani Day has been discovered and will probably be turned over for forensic evaluation.
ABC7 Information spoke with the division and personal investigator Sergio Serritella, who was employed by Father Michael Pfleger to research Day’s loss of life.
Serritella mentioned the cellular phone is a key piece of proof.
“With respect to his location, his movement, who he was communicating with, the content of those communications, I really think that if we can find his phone, digital forensics will advance this investigation in a major way,” Serritella mentioned.
Day was a graduate scholar at Illinois State College and went lacking in August. His physique was discovered within the Illinois River close to Peru a couple of weeks later, Central Illinois Proud reported.