CHAMPAIGN, III (WAND) - It is day 24 in the search for Jelani Day and the family is holding out hope as they continue their agonizing search.
We first told you about Jelani Day's disappearance back in August. Click here for the latest on the case.
His mom, Carmen Bolden Day, has one goal in sight. "My goal is to find Jelani, I know I'm going to find (him). And my goal is to (find) him alive, healthy and at home," she said.
Day is offering a cash reward of $25,000 for any information leading to Jelani's whereabouts.
Bloomington and Peru detectives are asking the assistance from Illinois Valley residents that may have seen the vehicle or Jelani or anyone else operating the vehicle in the area since Aug. 23.
Day is Black, 6-foot-2 in height and weighs 180 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes and has some facial hair.
Anyone with information about Day should call Bloomington police at (309)820-8888, Peru Police Detective Commander Dennis Hocking 223-2151 extension 2804 or Detective Brad Jones 223-2151 extension 2816.
People can also contact Detective Paul Jones at (309) 434-2548 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also contact the family's private investigator at 618-223-0044.