Seinfeld actor found dead 'eaten by vultures'

A Seinfeld actor found dead on rugged terrain was reportedly being eaten by vultures.

Charles Levin, 70, was found dead on July 13 five days after he was reported missing by his son.

The actor’s orange Fiat was found on a remote and almost impassable road in Grants Pass in the US state of Oregon. His pug Boo Boo was found dead inside the car.

Levin’s body was found nearby.

According to a report from Oregon's Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, cited by USA Today, Levin’s naked body was found at the bottom of a ravine.

Charles Levin, 70, was found dead on rough terrain in the US state of Oregon in July. Source: Grants Pass Department of Public Safety

"There were signs of animal scavenging likely in the form of turkey vultures as there was evidence of bird faeces on and around the body," the report reads.

The report also states Levin’s car had been damaged with the front tyres “disturbed” after he became stuck in “mounds of earthen material”.

The passenger side mirror had also been broken off.

Charles Levin during his appearance on Seinfeld in 1993. Source: Columbia TriStar Television

Police noted officers had to travel about 400 metres from their emergency vehicle to find Levin’s car, and such was the difficulty in moving through the terrain an ATV sustained damage on leaving the scene.

NBC reported police believe he fell down the ravine after becoming lost.

A coroner has ruled his death as accidental.

Levin played the mohel in the Seinfeld series. His other TV credits include Alice, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser M.D, and Night Court. Levin also had roles in movies, including The Golden Child, Annie Hall and This is Spinal Tap.

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