Remains found in Oregon believed to be 'Seinfeld' actor Charles Levin

Film and TV actor Charles Levin 70 was reported missing on July 8. Source Grants Pass Department of Public SafetyMore

Film and TV actor Charles Levin 70 was reported missing on July 8. Source Grants Pass Department of Public SafetyMore

Born in Chicago in 1949, Levin was known for his recurring role as Elliot Novak on the CBS sitcom "Alice" that aired from 1976 to 1985.

He also played the recurring role of Eddie Gregg on "Hill Street Blues" from 1982 to 1986, and the mohel on "The Bris" episode of "Seinfeld". Levin was in the process of moving when he disappeared. His son, a resident of L.A., reported him missing on July 8, after he hadn't heard from him for several days. However, authorities found some of his possessions still in his old residence.

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 Global Positioning System data from Levin's phone.

A resident located Levin's auto in a remote and nearly impassable road Saturday. The auto was off the road and disabled due to the terrain. "Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded and were escorted to the vehicle by the individual who found it. Levin's auto was off the roadway and was disabled due to terrain".

A more intense search resumed in the area closer to where the vehicle was found. "Assisted by the responding Troopers, personnel conducted a grid search of the very steep and rugged terrain". Levin's son in Los Angeles notified authorities of his disappearance last Monday. The final identification of the remains will be done by the medical practitioner soon.

"Based on the circumstances, there is a high probability that the remains are those of Charles Levin", police said.

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