Human remains found at Disney Mouseketeer's home 9 months after his disappearance

Human remains have been found at the Oregon home of a man who starred in Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s.

In a statement to The Wrap, a spokesperson for the Oregon State Police said the discovery was made on April 4: "At this time, the human remains have not been identified and the investigation is ongoing."

Authorities have not yet released further details.

Dennis Day, 76, reportedly went missing without a trace in July 2018. He was reported missing by his husband of 45 years, who suffers from dementia and had trouble recalling some details to police.

Day's family had no idea their relative was missing until seeing a news report months later in January 2019, according to his sister.

PHOTOS: The Mickey Mouse Club through the years. (Dennis Day is in the far right corner of the group photo on slide 1.)

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The original cast of 'The Mickey Mouse Club.'
Another snapshot of the original cast.
Studio portrait of original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, who started on the show at age 12.
Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello at age 16.
Jimmie Dodd, one of the adult co-hosts of 'The Mickey Mouse Club.'
Annette at her dressing table. 
Annette Funicello and Jimmie Dodd on set.
Annette Funicello at age 16.
Justin Timberlake was a Mouseketeer on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club.'
Britney Spears was a Mouseketeer on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club.'
Ryan Gosling was a Mouseketeer on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club.'
Christina Aguilera was a Mouseketeer on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club.'
Keri Russell was a Mouseketeer on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club.'
JC Chasez was a Mouseketeer on 'The New Mickey Mouse Club.'
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After Caswell reported the disappearance, Day's car was found 200 miles away from his Phoenix, Oregon home in the possession of a man and a woman. They claimed that Day had let them borrow it. There was no evidence of a crime, police said.

None of Day's credit cards or banking accounts have been used since his disappearance, but an unnamed roommate who was living with Day and his husband was able to provide his debit card.

Police, noting that Caswell's memory loss complicated the investigation, said that the couple was "reclusive" and their home was in "very, very poor shape," Fox News reports.

Day was cast on "The Mickey Mouse Club" at age 12 in 1955. After the show, he left the entertainment industry, moving to San Francisco after he came out as gay in the 1960s.

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