Dennis Day as an original member of Disney's Mickey Mouse Club in the mid-1

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A body was found at the home of Dennis Day, an original Disney Mouseketeer who has been missing for over eight months. (1969), on the Thursday, April 4, 2019, was contacted by the Medford Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU), a statement sent to USA Today by Captain Tim Fox, a spokesperson for the Oregon State Police. by the Phoenix Police Department after the human remains were discovered at 510 Pine Street in Phoenix, Oregon,

Day, 76, and Mouseketeer with Disney's Mickey Mouse Club for two years in the mid-1950s, was once among the most famous child performers on American television. He danced and sang on billions of black-and-white TVs across the nation, wearing the iconic mouse-ear beanie and sweaters emblazoned with his name

Dennis Day and Ernest Caswell on their wedding day in 2011. (Photo: Picasa via Phoenix, Ore., Police)

But Day has not been seen since July, when he vanished from his small town of Phoenix. He left his beloved cat and dog and his partner for more than 45 years, Ernest Caswell, who suffers from dementia-related memory problems and now lives in assisted care

His sister, Nelda Adkins of Coalinga, California, told USA TODAY in February that she fears the worst

"The way it looks now, unless we find a body, we will not find it," she said

Day's rural home and property had been previously searched , along with local cemeteries and canals, to no avail

Lt. Jeff Price of Phoenix's Police told USA Today two days ago, that day's car was found about 200 miles away on the Oregon Coast in the possession of two strangers who claimed Day had let them borrow it

It was impounded by Oregon State Police and

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