Arrest made in Dennis Day case

Pictured is Daniel Burda who had been arrested on multiple charges in relation to the death of Dennis Day. (Courtesy Jackson County Jail)

The Oregon State Police say they have arrested Daniel Burda, 36, in relation to the death of child actor and Phoenix resident, Dennis Day.

Burda has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail on multiple charges:

  • Manslaughter II
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Abuse of a Corpse II
  • Criminal Mistreatment
  • Identity Theft

The investigation into Day's disappearance, then his death, has been ongoing since July of 2018.

He was officially listed as a missing person on July 27, 2018. It wasn't until April 4, 2019, that a body was discovered in Day's home on Pine Street in Phoenix. Two days later, the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office identified the body found as that of Day under "strong circumstantial evidence." However, the investigators were unable to utilize dental records or DNA due to the condition of the remains.

OSP says that this is still an active investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.


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