OREGON — A body that was discovered two months ago
A body was found in Day’s home in April but police were unable to use dental records or DNA to identify the it because of the corpse’s deterioration. On Wednesday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner confirmed that the body found was Day, reaching that conclusion through “investigation, evidence and other information,” police said in a statement.
The cause of death is still under investigation,
Day, 76, disappeared in July 2018 after telling husband Ernie Casewell that he was going to visit some friends. Day’s car was later found near the Oregon coast, 200 miles away from his home in the southern Oregon city of Phoenix, in possession of two people who were “unfamiliar” with the couple,
Day’s husband suffers from memory loss and was
Day’s friends and relatives created a Facebook group called
“Our family is truly thankful to the Oregon State Police for helping to bring closure to our family so that we can finally lay Dennis to rest,” Showers wrote.
Day was one of the original cast members during the 1950s run of the Mickie Mouse Club.