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Body Found In Oregon Home Of One Of The Original Mouseketeers, Who’s Been Missing For Months
Police have not identified the body or released details on how it was found in the home of Dennis Day, who hasn't been seen since July.
A body has been found in the Oregon home of Dennis Day, an original member of Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club" who has been reported missing since July.
Police have not identified the body or released details on how it was found, The Oregonian reported.
Police in Phoenix, Oregon, on Thursday requested that investigators from Medford examine a body found at Day's home.
Day, 76, was reported missing July 15 by his husband, Ernie Caswell, who suffers from memory loss. Caswell was in a hospital when he reported Day missing.
Day's car was found on July 26 along the Oregon coast. A missing person report said Day had "uncharacteristically" left his dog with a friend on the day he disappeared.
Cheri Workman, Day’s neighbor of more than 20 years, said she’s been feeding his dog since the day he vanished.
“He loved his animals, he shared jokes over the fence,” she said, according to ABC News.
In February, members of Day's family told "Dateline" they believed the investigation into Day's disappearance had been poorly handled.
"We are devastated," Day's niece Denise told the NBC news program. "We had no idea anything was happening, and six months into it, we figured it out. We should have been notified."
Friends and relatives set up the Help Us Find Dennis Day Facebook page.
Day was born in 1942. After moving to California, he began performing at age 6. When he was 10, he was among the first children hired for "The Mickey Mouse Club."
Day and his longtime partner Caswell moved to Oregon in the 1980s. They married in Ashland in 2009.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.