Missing Seinfeld Actor's Remains Believed To Be Found In Oregon

Charles Levin's car was found on a nearly impassable road with his dog dead inside. 

By Jill Sederstrom
Charles Levin

Authorities in Oregon believe there is a “high probability” they’ve discovered the remains of "Seinfeld" actor Charles Levin.

Levin, who starred as a nervous mohel in a 1993 episode of the popular television show, was reported missing July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father in several days, according to The Oregonian.

The 70-year-old’s car was found Saturday evening by an Illinois Valley resident in a “remote and almost impassible [sic] road,” according to a statement from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.

Authorities discovered Levin’s pug named Boo Boo Bear dead inside the actor’s orange Fiat, but did not find Levin in the vehicle. They began a grid search of the surrounding area, despite “very steep and rugged terrain.”

After several hours, human remains were discovered. The remains have not yet been positively identified by a medical examiner; however, authorities believe there is a “high probability” that they belong to Levin.

Levin reportedly regularly traveled with his dog. Its not clear what Levin had been doing in the area at the time of his disappearance.

During the search effort, investigators from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County Sheriff’s search and rescue department and Oregon State Police were able to home in on an area southwest fo Grants Pass using GPS data from Levin’s phone.

During his career, Levin appeared in popular shows such as “Seinfeld,” “Night Court,” and "Doogie Howser, MD.” He also starred in more than a dozen movies, including “This is Spinal Tap” and “Annie Hall.”

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