GRANTS PASS, Ore – Investigators located former Hollywood actor Charles Levin’s car on an “impassable road” this weekend. After several hours of searching around that area, human remains were located.
Based on the circumstances, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says there is a high probability that the remains are those of Levin.
According to a press release from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, search and rescue crews searched in a remote area northeast of Selma Friday and Saturday.
Grants Pass police say the last time Levin was seen was three weeks ago. He had been living in Grants pass and was a frequent visitor at the Greenwood Dog Park.
“Then I heard he was missing and what not and the last few days, it’s kind of been in the back of my head just kind of keep an eye out for that orange car,” Michael Wilson, a friend from the dog park, said.
Levin’s car was found by a local Illinois Valley resident around 8 p.m. Saturday.
“I tried several times to take him out to show him the area around in case something like this would happen sometime. He would have nothing to do with it, so I don’t understand why he is way up a dirt road in Selma,” Daniel Ramsey, a friend from the dog park, said.
His dog, Boo Boo Bear, was found dead inside the car.
“The fact that Boo Boo was with him, well he was always with him,” Ramsey said.
Human remains were found after a grid search was conducted. A medical examiner will conduct final identification, but police believe they found Levin’s body.
“It does seem weird. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that would be wandering around the back roads in the mountains,” Wilson said.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety was assisted by Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police.
“There’s a lot of things about it that doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Ramsey said.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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