Remains Found in Local Mountains Identified As Missing FBI Agent

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.

A weapon was found at the scene where the body of missing FBI special agent Stephen Ivens was discovered.

“The Burbank police have released information that the body has been identified as [Stephen Ivens],” said Laura Eimiller, FBI spokeswoman. “We are very thankful to all [who assisted in the search] from the investigating wing to the law enforcement agencies and search and rescue teams.”

Emiller added the search for Ivens has been extremely difficult for his family and for FBI agents, both those that knew him and those that did not.

“It is tragic,” she said.

Tuesday: 1:15 p.m.

On Monday evening, two hikers walking in the foothills above Burbank smelled a suspicious odor in the 3600 block of Scott Road. Upon checking the area, they discovered what appeared to be human remains and immediately called the Burbank Police Department. Investigators responded to the area and noted consistencies with the physical description of missing FBI Agent Stephen Ivens. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to assist with the identification and investigation. The cause of death is still unknown and official identification will be conducted through the Coroner’s Office. The family of Stephen Ivens has been informed of the discovery and is working with investigators from the Burbank Police Department and Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.