Two women from Oregon are responsible for stealing a car and jewelry from Mouseketeer Dennis Day, 76, who was found dead in his home months after he went missing
- Wanda Garcia and Lori Declusin are confronted with a count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
- They were arrested for allegedly stealing a Ford Escort from the 90s, which belonged to the former Mouseketeer Dennis Day
- Day, 76, was missing in July 2018 by his husband, Ernest Caswell, the day after his car was found off the Oregon coast
- His disappearance was not reported for months because Caswell suffered from memory loss
- Day was one of the original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers that was released in 1955
Two women from southern Oregon face criminal charges in the theft of a car and jewelry belonging to a former child actor who was found dead in April after his disappearance was not reported for months because his husband had dementia.
Wanda Garcia and Lori Declusin face a count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reports the Mail Tribune.
They are accused of having a Ford Escort station wagon from the 1990s that belonged to Dennis Day.
Day was one of the founders of the Mickey Mouse Club during two seasons in the fifties.
He was found dead at his home in Phoenix, Oregon, after months of investigating missing persons.
Wanda Garcia (left) and Lori Declusin (right) have to deal with criminal charges in the theft of a car and jewelery from a former child actor who was found dead in April
Former Mouseketeer Dennis Day, 76 (left), was reported missing in July 2018 by his husband Ernest Caswell (right). The van Day family only discovered that he had disappeared in January 2019. Earlier this month corpses confirmed that it was his body found in a home in Phoenix, Oregon, in April
Day, an actor, was released in 1955 as an original Disney Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer
The office of the Jackson County district attorney says Garcia faces an additional theft, accusing her of stealing and selling a brooch from July last year – less than a week after he was last seen alive.
Both women have been arrested. It was not known if they have lawyers.
Earlier this month, police confirmed that Day's body was found in April in a home in Phoenix, Oregon.
The body was found in the house at 510 Pine Street in Phoenix, Oregon (above) in April
The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office identified the body, although they were unable to use dental data or DNA because of the state of the remains, Oregon state police said Thursday.
The police are still investigating Day's death.
The day was last seen when he walked down his driveway, and said he was going to see friends
He was missing in July by his husband Ernie Caswell, who suffers from memory loss and was in the hospital when he made the report.
Day & # 39; s car on July 26 was found on the Oregon coast.
According to a report from a missing person, Day had his dog & # 39; unusual & # 39; left with a friend the day he disappeared.
In February, members of Day & # 39; s family spoke with TV news program Dateline and said the investigation into Day's disappearance had been handled badly.
Friends and relatives had the Facebook Help page find us.
In a post earlier this month, Day & # 39; s niece Janel Showers from Clovis, California, thanked the Facebook group for their & # 39; love and support & # 39; and the police investigators in Oregon for their efforts.
Dag (left) and Caswell (right) have been partners for 46 years. Caswell suffers from dementia and could not provide the contact details of the police Day of the family when he was missing
& # 39; Our family is sincerely grateful to the Oregon State Police for helping our family close so that we can finally let Dennis rest & # 39 ;, Showers said.
Day was born in 1942. After moving to California, he started performing at the age of 6. When he was 10, he was among the first group of children hired for the Disney show.
Day and Caswell moved to Oregon in the 1980s.
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