There has been no positive identification or cause of death released on the human remains, the Oregonian reported, citing a police statement. Authorities have yet to release more details about how the body was found.
Police in Phoenix, Ore., on Thursday conducted a search and asked Medford death investigators to examine a body found at a home belonging to the former child star, the paper reported.
Day, 76, who appeared on the variety show from 1955 until its end in 1957, vanished in July 2018 after he reportedly told his husband, Ernie Caswell, that he was going to visit friends. Caswell, who has dementia and lives in an assisted living facility, reported his partner’s disappearance to police days later on July 15.
Day’s car was discovered near the Oregon coast about 200 miles away from his home on July 26 in the possession of two people “unfamiliar” to the couple, but there was no evidence of a crime having been committed or that Day was in the vehicle, Phoenix police Lt. Jeff Price told Fox News in March.
Price also said at the time that both Day and Caswell were “reclusive” and their home was in “very, very poor shape.” He added that Caswell’s memory loss made it difficult to get crucial details for the investigation.
“At this point, [the case] is still open and obviously I haven’t found Dennis,” Price said at the time. He also shared that there was no evidence of foul play up to that point.
Day is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall with gray/brown hair, weighing about 150 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call (888) 960-6450.
Fox News' Stephanie Nolasco and Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.