UPDATE 9p.m. Sunday: Teams Still Search for Missing FBI Agent
Burbank Police Department are asking for the public’s help with any information regarding missing FBI Special Agent Stephen Ivens.
Ivens, 35, is thought to be despondent and possibly suicidal. His family last saw him on Thursday. On Friday morning the Burbank police were contacted regarding Ivens, evidence pointing the searchers to the area of Verdugo Mountains.
Over 75 law enforcement personnel including those from Burbank police, FBI and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s including Montrose Search and Rescue have joined in the search.
“Although the search has primarily been focused in the Burbank Foothills, we have enlisted the public’s help throughout Southern California. We have not located Special Agent Stephen Ivens at this time,” stated Sgt. Darin Ryburn, Burbank Police spokesman, via email interview.
It is thought Ivens may have a weapon, as a gun is unaccounted for in his home.
Burbank police have received tips from the public and are acting upon that information.
Anyone with information concerning Ivens is asked to contact the Burbank Police at (818) 238-3000.
UPDATE 2:30 P.M. SATURDAY:Critical Missing Adult
Search for Missing FBI Agent Continues
By Mary O’KEEFE
The search continues for Stephen Ivens, 35, in the Verdugo Mountains. Ivens is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to the FBI’s Los Angeles division.
Family members last saw Ivens at his residence on the previous evening(Thursday). Initial investigation revealed the man is despondent and possibly suicidal, according to a statement released by Burbank police.
“There is a handgun unaccounted for from inside his residence. There is no indication he is or has been involved in any criminal activity or foul play. The police department is concerned for his well-being,” stated police.
Critical Missing Adult
On Friday May 11 at 7:19 a.m., Burbank police officers responded to the 1700 block of Scott Road, regarding a critical missing adult male.
His family last saw him at the residence on the previous evening. Initial investigation revealed the 35-year-old man is despondent and possibly suicidal. Information indicates he left his residence on foot and may be in the area of the Verdugo Mountains.
There is a handgun unaccounted for from inside his residence. There is no indication he is or has been involved in any criminal activity. The police department is concerned for his well-being.
The missing person is described as a white, male, adult, 6’0, 160 lbs., brown eyes, receding brown hair, wearing prescription glasses and unknown clothing.
Law enforcement personnel are actively searching for him in the hillside area. Please remain clear of the area to facilitate the ongoing search for this critical missing adult. Any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Burbank Police Department, at 818-238-3000.