Discover Yahoo! With Your Friends
Explore news, videos, and much more based on what your friends are reading and watching. Publish your own activity and retain full control.
To get started, first
This image provided by the Burbank …
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Southern California have launched a massive search in rugged mountain terrain for a missing FBI agent who was said to be despondent and possibly suicidal.
About 100 FBI agents, 40 sheriff's department rescuers and a dozen local police officers participated in the search for Los Angeles-based Special Agent Stephen Ivens, who remained missing late Saturday. He was described as an avid hiker and runner.
FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said dogs had tracked Ivens' scent toward the rugged Verdugo Mountains, east of Burbank, but searchers were fanning out throughout Los Angeles County.
Ivens, 35, was last seen by family members Thursday evening, KABC-TV reported (http://bit.ly/K6vDfr). He left his Burbank home the next morning on foot and had not been seen since, FBI officials said at a news conference.
Ivens was distraught and authorities fear he may have harmed himself, according to KABC-TV. Officials did not say why Ivens was distraught.
A search of his home did not turn up his handgun and police believe he may have taken it with him.
Ivens was described by FBI colleagues as well liked. Married with a one-year-old child, he has been working for the FBI for the past three years in the national security area. Prior to that, he worked as a Los Angeles police officer for eight years.
The Ivens Identity. The Ivens Supremacy. The Ivens Ultimatum. Wonder what he's running from. Also wonder if he didn't take his personal vehicle because it's bugged, has OnStar, or is just plain easy to find.
D • 2 hrs 7 mins ago
Fox Mulder, come back! We believe you about the aliens! Don't throw it all away!
R • 2 hrs 22 mins ago
Seems a straightforward story to me. Why read a conspiracy into it? It wouldn't make much sense to write this stuff in advance because it may impede the plan.
Allen • 2 hrs 30 mins ago
Maybe that despondent noise is made up. Don't think that could happen? Just look at the wild speculations just inches down this very page! Maybe he went for a run and slipped up. Took his gun? Absolutely: there's wild boar in thos ravines. I've been there, lived in the neighborhood, jumped brush fires in those mountains back when I was barely grown. Easy to get hurt there, easy to get covered up. That's close to where people drive off hairpin turns and don't get found for years, disappear with entire vehicles wrapped around themselves.
HappySad • 5 mins ago
"Officials didn't say why Ivens was distraught." So, they know why but aren't telling us. Ivens probably learned something he wasn't suppose to know about and now he's distraught.Just speculation but that's all any of us can do at this point. But with the FBI, anything is possible, anything. Need to find this guy b4 something bad happens, either to him or some1 else.
John • 10 mins ago
Newair • 1 hr 21 mins ago
He might be carring a gun,,,,,,,,do ya think. He is an FBI agent for crying out loud.
He might be carring a gun,,,,,,he was headed into rugged back country, it would be careless and stupid not to. Ya think...
100 agents 40 sherrifs for one guy? hmmmmm..... yeah!?
He's was a Ex-L.A. Cop Now a FBI Agent,despondent and possibly suicidal.,A search of his home did not turn up his handgun , Ivens was not believed to pose a threat to others...lmao yeah right.
snatchum • 10 mins ago
Missing for only 24 hrs? Have anyone considered he is just out hiking? Also when do police and FBI search for someone after only 24hrs being missing?
If the guy wants to hike out into the mountains and kill himself let him its his right to do so, its perhaps the only right one has left in the country...
Wait i forgot its illegal to kill yourself in this country! lol
AngelaVictoria5 • 15 mins ago
BANGST • 32 secs ago
THAT dudes a FED? He looks like a pedophile--HIDE YOUR KIDS EVERYBODY!
A "search of his home" did not turn up his hand gun? And we're supposed to believe thats why they searched his home?? Au Contraire, mon frere...they were looking for much more then a weapon..copies of documents, micro films, DVD disc? The question is, relating to what?
Tycoon Swamp • 1 hr 51 mins ago
Looks like someone was about to spill the beans. Whistle blowers are often confused with armed suicidal FBI agents, and must be killed for "the public good."
Not to minimize their response, but I don't think that an ordinary citizen who did the same thing would garner the same response. The message this sends isn't a pleasant one for the average American. But FBI families can sure rest better.
Heck my ex wife went MIA for 10 days & no one went out looking for her!!!! lol
[ [ [['A picture is worth a thousand words', 5]], 'http://news.yahoo.com/why-facebook-bought-instagram-4-theories-160400376.html', '[Related: Why Facebook bought Instagram: 4 theories]', ' ', '630', ' ', ' ', ], [ [['He was in shock and still strapped to his seat', 9]], 'http://contributor.yahoo.com/join/yahoonews_virginiabeach', '[Did you witness the jet crash? Share your story with Yahoo! News]', ' ', '630', ' ', ' ', ], [ [['A JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas', 3]], 'http://yhoo.it/GV9zpj', '[Related: View photos of the JetBlue plane in Amarillo]', ' ', '630', ' ', ' ', ], [ [['Dick Clark', 11]], 'http://news.yahoo.com/photos/dick-clark-dies-at-82-slideshow/', 'Click image to see more photos', 'http://l.yimg.com/a/p/us/news/editorial/c/21/c217c61aa2d5872244c08caa13c16ec5.jpeg', '500', ' ', 'Reuters', ], [ [['the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman who shot and killed', 15]], 'http://news.yahoo.com/photos/white-house-stays-out-of-teen-s-killing-slideshow/', 'Click image to see more photos', 'http://l.yimg.com/cv/ip/ap/default/120411/martinzimmermen.jpg', '630', ' ', 'AP', ], [ [['Titanic', 7]], 'http://news.yahoo.com/titanic-anniversary/', ' ', 'http://l.yimg.com/a/p/us/news/editorial/b/4e/b4e5ad9f00b5dfeeec2226d53e173569.jpeg', '550', ' ', ' ', ], [ [['He was in shock and still strapped to his seat', 6]], 'http://news.yahoo.com/photos/navy-jet-crashes-in-virginia-slideshow/', 'Click image to see more photos', 'http://l.yimg.com/cv/ip/ap/default/120406/jet_ap.jpg', '630', ' ', 'AP', ], [ [['xxxxxxxxxxxx', 11]], 'http://news.yahoo.com/photos/russian-grannies-win-bid-to-sing-at-eurovision-1331223625-slideshow/', 'Click image to see more photos', 'http://l.yimg.com/a/p/us/news/editorial/1/56/156d92f2760dcd3e75bcd649a8b85fcf.jpeg', '500', ' ', 'AP', ] ]
[ [ [[' the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman who shot and killed', 4]], '28924649', '0' ], [ [['because I know God protects me', 14], ['Brian Snow was at a nearby credit union', 5]], '28811216', '0' ], [ [['The state news agency RIA-Novosti quoted Rosaviatsiya', 6]], '28805461', '0' ], [ [['measure all but certain to fail in the face of bipartisan', 4]], '28771014', '0' ], [ [['matter what you do in this case', 5]], '28759848', '0' ], [ [['presume laws are constitutional', 7]], '28747556', '0' ], [ [['has destroyed 15 to 25 houses', 7]], '28744868', '0' ], [ [['short answer is yes', 7]], '28746030', '0' ], [ [['opportunity to tell the real story', 7]], '28731764', '0' ], [ [['entirely respectable way to put off the searing constitutional controversy', 7]], '28723797', '0' ], [ [['point of my campaign is that big ideas matter', 9]], '28712293', '0' ], [ [['As the standoff dragged into a second day', 7]], '28687424', '0' ], [ [['French police stepped up the search', 17]], '28667224', '0' ], [ [['Seeking to elevate his candidacy back to a general', 8]], '28660934', '0' ], [ [['The tragic story of Trayvon Martin', 4]], '28647343', '0' ], [ [['Karzai will get a chance soon to express', 8]], '28630306', '0' ], [ [['powerful storms stretching', 8]], '28493546', '0' ], [ [['basic norm that death is private', 6]], '28413590', '0' ], [ [['songwriter also saw a surge in sales for her debut album', 6]], '28413590', '1', 'Watch music videos from Whitney Houston ', 'on Yahoo! Music', 'http://music.yahoo.com' ], [ [['keyword', 99999999999999999999999]], 'videoID', '1', 'overwrite-pre-description', 'overwrite-link-string', 'overwrite-link-url' ] ]
How to remove this experience
News For You
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden honored 34 police officers at the White House on Saturday for "extraordinary acts of bravery," including two cops from Los Angeles who halted a shooting and one from Chicago who intervened during an armed robbery. In their first public appearance …
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - San Antonio voters on Saturday approved $596 million in new municipal debt for the city, part of $1.8 billion in proposed bond issues put before voters in a dozen Texas cities and nearly four dozen school districts across the state. By a 2-1 margin, San Antonio voters passed the $596 million bond …
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 …
Copyright © 2012 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
| Yahoo! - ABC News Network |