Did the FBI Kill One of Their Own?

By Moose Feb 6, 2013

The following could be a modern espionage thriller…LEO goes rogue, and suddenly the whole department is looking to stop him…It’s the Bourne Ultimatum all over again….This happened last summer and still no real answers.

 BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) — An FBI agent who went missing from his Burbank home is drawing great concern from police and the man’s family.

The family of Stephen Ivens, 35, reported him missing on Friday morning. They said they last saw him at his residence Thursday evening. A handgun was reportedly missing from his home.

“Special Agent Ivens is known to have been distraught, and investigators believe he my possibly be suicidal,” said FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez at a press conference Saturday.

Police believe Ivens, described as an avid hiker and runner, took off on-foot from his home early Friday and may be carrying the gun with him.

Investigators said foul play was not suspected and they do not believe Ivens poses a threat to others.

About 100 FBI agents, 40 sheriff’s department rescuers and a dozen local police officers were participating in the search for Ivens.     Was this everyone in the local FBI Office?

Gomez said dogs had tracked Ivens’ scent toward the rugged Verdugo Mountains, but searchers spread out throughout Los Angeles County.

“For us, this is not necessarily an extraordinary deployment,” said Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Considering the circumstances, it would be very similar if it was a private citizen in a similar environment or a similar situation.”  Yeah, right!

Ivens has been an FBI agent for three years, working for national security. He is also a married father of a 1-year-old baby.

Ivens is described as a white male, 6-feet tall and 160 pounds with brown eyes and receding brown hair. He also wears prescription glasses.


Anyone with information on Ivens’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3000.

(Copyright ©2013 KABC-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

 BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) — A massive search continues Sunday for a missing FBI agent who was reported missing from his Burbank home last week.

Stephen Ivens, 35, has not been seen in days, and now his family and co-workers are concerned about his safety.

Authorities believe Ivens may be suicidal, but they’re not saying why. They believe Ivens left his home early Friday morning on foot. His family later reported him missing.

Police believe Ivens took his government-issued handgun, because it was not found in the house.

FBI agents, sheriff’s department rescuers and police officers combed the Verdugo Mountains on Saturday after K-9s tracked his scent to the rugged area.

Ivens is known as an avid hiker and runner. However, the FBI agent has been distraught, so his colleagues believe he may have gone to the mountains to harm himself and not to exercise.

“I can’t get into the details of why we think he’s suicidal, but we have been in discussion with his family and based on just the overall circumstances, we believe there’s that potential,” said FBI Agent Steven Gomez at a press conference. “He’s very well-liked and is a very good person in the community, and that’s why we’re taking this very seriously and we want to make sure that we are able to find him.”

The FBI says foul play is not suspected, and Ivens is not considered a threat to the public – only to himself at this point.

Before becoming an FBI agent three years ago, Ivens was an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for eight years. He has a wife and a 1-year-old baby.

If you have any information on Ivens’ whereabouts, you’re urged to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3000.

 BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) — The body of missing FBI agent Stephen Ivens has been found in a wooded area in Burbank, police confirmed on Tuesday.

Authorities say the family has been notified. An official identification of the body will be done by the coroner’s office.

Ivens, 35, was last seen on May 10 near his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road.

On Monday night, two hikers walking in the foothills above Burbank smelled a suspicious odor in the 3600 block of Scott Road. They found what appeared to be human remains and immediately called police.

Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.

Before becoming an FBI agent three years ago, Ivens was an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for eight years. He has a wife and a 1-year-old baby.

(Copyright ©2013 KABC-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Links to above stories…

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8659726

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8659345

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8756338

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