Los Angeles Based FBI Agent 35 Year Old Stephen Ivens Missing, Last Seen Thursday Evening May 10, 2012 … Belived Armed and Suicidal
35 year old Stephen Ivens, a Los Angeles based FBI agent specializing in national security, is missing and was last seen by his family late Thursday evening, May 10, 2012. Stephen Ivens is believed to be suicidal and possibly carrying a handgun. Ivens has been with the FBI 3 years. There has been an extensive search and manhunt for the missing FBI agent. It is believed that foul play was not suspected and Ivens was not believed to pose a threat to others. There has been no reports as to why authorities consider Ivens’ despondent and suicidal.
Stephen Ivens, 35, a Los Angeles-based agent specializing in national security, was last seen Friday at his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in Burbank. He may have headed into the rugged Verdugo Mountains, officials said. Also missing from the home he shared with his wife and 1-year-old son is his handgun, officials said.
Officials would not reveal why they believe Ivens may be suicidal.
“He’s been a valuable member of our office,” said FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez.
Missing: Stephen Ivens
Stephen Ivens description: He is white, 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has receding brown hair and wears prescription glasses.
FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said dogs had tracked Ivens’ scent toward the rugged Verdugo Mountains, but searchers spread out throughout Los Angeles County.
A 40-member search-and-rescue team from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department along with a dozen Burbank police officers were assisting about 100 FBI agents in the search, officials said.
It was the largest search in Burbank in 20 years, said Capt. Denis Cremins of the Burbank Police Department.
Law enforcement officers in Southern California have launched a massive search in rugged mountain terrain for a missing FBI agent who was said to be despondent and possibly suicidal.
FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said dogs had tracked Ivens’ scent toward the rugged Verdugo Mountains, east of Burbank, but searchers were fanning out throughout Los Angeles County.
If anyone has any information on Ivens’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3000