Authorities Find Corpse at Home of Missing Former Mouseketeer
In July, 76-year-old Dennis Day was reported missing by his husband.
A corpse was found at the home of a former Mouseketeer who has been missing for the last eight months.
According to The Oregonian, police were called to the Phoenix, Oregon, home on Thursday to examine the body.
The home belongs to Dennis Day, one of the original members of The Mickey Mouse Club. He appeared on the show from 1955 until its initial run ended in 1957.
At this point, authorities have not confirmed whether or not the remains belong to Day.
On July 15, the 76-year-old was reported missing by his husband, Ernie Caswell, who suffers from memory loss and was in the hospital at the time.
The paper reported that Day “uncharacteristically” left with a friend and his dog when he disappeared. Eleven days later, his car was found near the Oregon coast in the possession of two people the couple didn’t know.
According to Fox News, there was no evidence of a crime, nor was Day in the car.
Last month, the news outlet spoke with Lt. Jeff Price of the Phoenix Police Department, who said the couple was reclusive. “They didn’t leave the house. They have friends, but not that many. They weren’t social and if you saw the house you would see that they didn’t leave the house. It’s in very bad shape — very, very poor shape.”
Price also said that Caswell’s memory loss was another hurdle in the case.
Family and friends of Day have started a Facebook page in hopes it will lead to more information on his whereabouts.
At this point, the missing person case is still open.
Day is described as 5 feet 7 inches and weighing about 150 pounds. He has gray-brown hair.
Anyone with any information is asked to call (888) 960-6450.
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