Autopsy results by a private forensic pathologist sparked rampant rumors of organ harvesting.
Jelani Day, a graduate student from Illinois, was reported missing on August 24. On Sept. 4, his body was pulled from the Illinois River in Peru, not far from where his car was discovered parked in a wooded area.
Local authorities and the FBI reached the same conclusion – Jelani took his own life by drowning.
According to Revolt.com, autopsy findings revealed the corpse was missing multiple organs including his brain, spleen, liver, and eyeballs.
His top and bottom teeth were allegedly removed, his jaw had been “sawed out”, and his genitalia was “unidentifiable.”
The report also stated that his remaining internal organs were “completely liquefied.”
As “organ harvesting” rumors spread on social media, Jelani’s mother, Carmen Bolden Day clarified that two autopsies had been performed on Jelani. One autopsy was performed by the Peru medical examiner, followed by a second independent autopsy by a private pathologist.
Bolden Day further clarified that her son’s organs were removed during the first autopsy and that none of his organs were missing.
“No organs were missing,” she said in a statement.
“I do not want to stray off from the facts. There were contradicting facts from the first preliminary autopsy compared to the second independent autopsy, but this is not a case of organ harvesting.
“However, my son did not put himself in a river. My son was murdered and my goal and purpose are to find out what happened and hold those responsible accountable.”
Copyright Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the photograph(s) or video(s) used in this post. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” of photographs for purposes such as parody, criticism, commentary, news reporting, education, and research.