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Missing FBI officer sparks largest search in Burbank in 20 years

Stephen Ivens

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Stephen Ivens, pictured above, was reported missing on Friday and was last seen on Thursday night, when he may have walked into the Verdugo Mountains. He's worked for the FBI for more than three years and is believed to be suicidal.

The search for missing FBI agent Stephen Ivens has turned into the largest one Burbank has seen in 20 years, according to the L.A. Times

Ivens, 35, was last seen by his family on Thursday night and was reported missing on Friday. Officials believe he may have gone into the Verdugo Mountains near his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in Burbank.

The Times reports that Ivens is believed to be suicidal and is possibly carrying a handgun; his handgun is missing from the home he lives in with his wife and 1-year-old son.

A search-and-rescue team of 40 members from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is assisting approximately 100 FBI agents in the search, according to officials, who would not say why they believe Ivens is suicidal.

Captain Denis Cremins of the Burbank Police Department told the Times it was the largest search in Burbank in 20 years.

Ivens is described as white, six feet tall and 160 pounds, with receding brown hair and prescription glasses. He's been with the FBI for more than three years and worked for the LAPD for eight years before that.

 

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