SELMA, Oregon – Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be those of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court."
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Sunday that there's a "high probability" human remains found Saturday in a remote area northeast of Selma are Levin's. The medical examiner will make the final identification.
Levin, 70, was reported missing July 8 by his son, who hadn't heard from his father for several days, The Oregonian reported. Levin's son told NBC affiliates KOBI/KOTI that his father was in the process of moving when he disappeared.
On Friday, search and rescue crews narrowed a search area based on an emergency cellphone ping. A local resident found Levin's distinctive 2012 orange Fiat on a remote and almost impassable road on Saturday evening. Inside the car, troopers found Levin's pug, named Boo Bear, dead. Crews searching steep and rugged terrain later located the human remains.
"Levin was not in his car, or in the immediate proximity of his vehicle," the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety announced Sunday in a flash alert. "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."
Levin's IMDb page lists dozens of roles, including appearances on ''Night Court," "NYPD Blue," "Murphy Brown," "Designing Women" and "The Golden Girls," as well as small parts in "This Is Spinal Tap" and Woody Allen's "Manhattan" and "Annie Hall."
Contributing: The Associated Press and Kim Willis
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