'Seinfeld' actor Charles Levin's body was partially eaten by vultures when it was found 30 feet down ravine
Charles, 70, lost his way close to Cave Junction, Oregon on June 28, and his remains were discovered off a remote and dangerous mountain road on July 13
The body of 'Seinfeld' actor Charles Levin was discovered 30 feet down a steep slope in Oregon in an advanced stage of decomposition and partially eaten by vultures.
Charles, 70, called his son, Jesse, on June 28, to tell him that he was lost close to Cave Junction, Oregon. That was the last time anyone ever heard from him. Jesse reported his father missing later on the same day.
On July 13, the actor's remains were discovered off a mountain road so remote and rugged that, according to the local residents, it is too dangerous to even drive a truck on.
According to police records obtained by Daily Mail, Charles' had been dead for days when his corpse was discovered by the authorities. He appeared to have sought help before appearing to have fallen down a ravine.
The actor's body was wedged between two trees, without clothes and missing internal organs. 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 Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said.
After identifying his body using Charles' dental records, the coroner ruled his death as being "accidental."
His Fiat car was discovered at the top of the ravine. It was badly damaged. The passenger-side mirror was "sheared off" and it was trapped on a dirt pile, surrounded by trees. Inside the vehicle was the badly decomposed body of the actor's pet pug Boo Boo Bear, which was only identifiable because of the purple collar wrapped around its neck.
It is understood that the actor was in the process of swapping his home in Grants Pass, Oregon, for a property in the remote Cave Junction, when he entered a backroad and became lost, ending up on a mountain pass.
"It looked like he was trying to take a back route to Grants Pass [where he lived]," a local who did not wish to be named told Daily Mail back in July. "But the road he went down was remote and doesn't have any signs. It's easy to get lost and GPS doesn't work. His car was pretty banged up and was off a logging trail. I went up on foot, hiking. I wouldn't have driven up there by myself, no way. I think he might have made a few bad decisions."