New details have emerged over the death of Charles Levin, 70, who appeared in television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court."
The actor was found in a remote area of Oregon on July 13 after he had officially been reported missing on July 8 following more than a week of absence.
Reports from Oregon's Grants Pass Department of Public Safety reveal that Levin got lost on a remote mountain road in his Orange Fiat, which was found in fallen-tree filled area about four miles off the nearest asphalt road. The police report stated that the terrain was so arduous that officers had to walk 1/4 of a mile from their emergency vehicle to get to the final location of the car that had seen the passenger side mirror sheared off.
"I would have never thought the Fiat would have been able to make any progress down this section of the roadway," the police report stated, noting that the car was finally hopelessly stuck on "mounds of earthen material."
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The area around the front tires "appeared to have been disturbed in an apparent attempt to free the vehicle."
The car contained the remains of Levin's beloved pug, Boo-Boo Bear and the area was filled with "an overwhelming odor of decomposition."
Searching at night through thick overgrowth, police found Levin's naked, badly decomposed remains at the bottom of a treacherously steep ravine.
"There were signs of animal scavenging likely in the form of turkey vultures as there was evidence of bird feces on and around the body," the report stated.
Officer noted that their ATV leaving the scene "sustained damage from traversing the same road the Fiat was found on."
Police ruled out foul play and suicide as the cause of death. The autopsy report stated the cause of death was "accidental."
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