Update: Body of Missing FBI Agent Found in Burbank
Obviously, temperature and humidity will affect this, but if the hikers smelled the corpse, what does that say about when Ivens died?
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.
Update: Ivens Was Assigned to Counter Terrorism
Ivens is a Special Agent with the FBI and is assigned to agency’s Los Angeles division.
“He worked in national security type cases — counter terrorism,” FBI agent Steven Gomez told KCAL. “That’s all I can really say about his casework.”
Between 100 and 200 FBI agents involved with the search…
Via: Los Angeles Times:
Authorities launched Burbank’s largest manhunt in 20 years in search of a missing FBI agent who was believed to be suicidal and possibly carrying a handgun, officials said Saturday.
More than 150 law enforcement personnel joined in a search that began Friday and fanned through the rugged Verdugo Mountains and other parts of Los Angeles County looking for Stephen Ivens, 35, a Los Angeles-based agent specializing in national security affairs.
He was last seen Friday at his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in Burbank. Also missing from the home he shared with his wife and 1-year-old son was his handgun, officials said.
Officials would not reveal why they believed Ivens was suicidal.
“He’s been a valuable member of our office,” FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said at a news conference at the Burbank Police Department.
A 40-member search and rescue team from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department along with a dozen Burbank police officers were assisting between 100 and 200 FBI agents in the search, officials said. Helicopters and bloodhounds were also used.
“The last search Burbank had of this kind was 20 years ago,” Burbank Police Capt. Denis Cremins said.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the “prime reason for the amount of resources is there is concern there is a weapon.”
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