Oregon authorities believe they have found the human remains of Charles Levin, a television and film actor who vanished into the remote area of Grants Pass, Oregon, in early July.
Levin, 70, appeared on a slew of television shows throughout his career, including “Seinfeld,” “Night Court,” “LA Law,” and “NYPD Blue.”
According to KOBI/KOTI, Levin’s son reported his father missing on July 8 after he had not heard from him in a few days.
Levin had been in the middle of a move in the Grants Pass area, his son said, and possibly could have been driving his very noticeable 2012 orange Fiat.
“Going off the grid and not having his phone with him or his phone being off is very bizarre, so I suspect something either he’s in danger or something has happened,” Levin’s son said.
Oregon State Police, along with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Josephine County Sheriff ‘s search and rescue team spent the better part of a week searching for any sign of Levin, using an emergency cellular phone ping to narrow down the search area.
On July 14, the GPDPS issued a flash alert, announcing a major breakthrough in the mysterious disappearance.
In the sad update, GPDPS stated that authorities had located Levin’s orange car, and his dog was found inside, deceased.
“At about 8:00 PM on Saturday, a local Illinois Valley resident located Charles Levin’s car in a very remote and almost impassible road,” the statement read.
“Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded and were escorted to the car by the individual who found it. Levin’s car was off the roadway and was disabled due to terrain.”
“Inside Charles Levin’s car, Troopers located Levin’s Pug dog Boo Bear deceased,” GPDPS continued. “Levin was not in his car, or in the immediate proximity of his vehicle.”
A search and rescue team immediately came to the area, described as “very steep and rugged terrain,” to search for any signs of Levin’s body.
“After several hours of searching, human remains were located. Based on the circumstances, there is a high probability that the remains are those of Charles Levin,” GPDPS stated.
The agency added that a medical examiner has yet to confirm a final identification of the human remains.
Our thoughts are with the Levin family during this unsettling and sorrowful time.
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