“I perceive what [Petito’s] household goes by means of as a result of we’re going by means of that proper now,” D’Andre Day, Jelani’s brother, advised NBC Information in September. “Jelani simply did not disappear. Any individual is aware of what occurred. Any individual must report what occurred.” 
Following the affirmation of Day’s id, the household issued an announcement to NBC Chicago, on Sept. 23, saying, “There aren’t any phrases to obviously talk our devastation.”
“At this second there are extra questions than solutions surrounding Jelani’s disappearance and loss of life, and that’s the place we are going to focus our vitality,” the assertion continued. “As of this second, we have no idea what occurred to Jelani and we won’t cease till we do.”