MEDFORD, Ore. – The police have confirmed that one of the bodies found in a Oregon house in April was the missing Dennis Day, who was originally a member of Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club.
The Oregon State Medical The investigator's office identified the body, although they could not use dental records or DNA because of the condition of the remains, the Oregon State Police said Thursday. The police are still investigating the death of Day.
He was reported missing in July by his husband Ernie Caswell, who is suffering from memory loss and was in the hospital when he gave the report.
Day's car was found on July 26 at the Oregon Coast. One missing person reported that on the day he disappeared, Day left his dog "unusual" with a friend.
In February, members of Day's family talked to the television news program Dateline, saying the investigation into the disappearance of Day had gone bad.
Day was found in early April at his home in Phoenix, Oregon.
Friends and relatives had set up the Facebook page "Help us find Dennis Day". In a Thursday mail, Day's niece, Janel Showers of Clovis, California, thanked the Facebook group for their "love and support" as well as police investigators in Oregon for their efforts to help us close our family we can finally bring Dennis to rest, "Showers said.
Day was born in 1942. After moving to California, he started living at the age of 6. When he was 10 years old, he was among the first group of children,
Day and Caswell moved to Oregon in the 1980s.