• Body found at Oregon home of missing Mouseketeer actor

    By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    PHOENIX, Ore. - Human remains were found at the home of actor and original “Mousketeer” Dennis Day, who has been missing since July 2018, Oregon State Police said.

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    The remains, found Thursday at Day’s Phoenix, Oregon home, haven’t yet been identified, Oregon State Police told The Medford Mail Tribune. Police haven’t disclosed how the remains were found.


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    Day, 76, is an actor and appeared as a Mouseketeer in the original 1950s run of “The Mickey Mouse Club.” He was reported missing July 15 by his husband, who has memory loss and was in a hospital at the time, Oregon Live reported.

    Day reportedly told neighbors he was headed out for a few days -- and that was the last time they saw him, according to KOBI-TV. A missing persons report said he “uncharacteristically” left his dog with a friend on the day he disappeared. His car was found July 26 at the Oregon coast.

    Day’s disappearance went largely unnoticed until December, when his family saw a news report on his disappearance, Oregon Live reported. His family spoke to “Dateline” in December.

    “We are devastated," Day’s niece, Denise Norris, told Dateline. “We had no idea anything was happening, and six months into it, we figured it out. We should have been notified.”

    Day’s family set up the “Help Us Find Dennis Day!” Facebook page, where they post updates on the investigation.

     


     

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