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Authorities said a body found in the Verdugo Mountain foothills above Burbank is "consistent with the physical description of the missing FBI Special Agent Stephen Ivens.
Hikers found "human remains" in a remote area near the 3600 block of Scott Road about 8 p.m. Monday and called Burbank police, authorities said.
An avid hiker, Ivens was thought to have ventured into the nearby hills after leaving home distraught.
Yes anytime an F.B.I.agent shows up dead and even before the body is found,they're claiming it's suicide is highly suspicious.Somehow he new something they didn't want him to know or speak of.
Originally posted by ADVISOR
I hope it isn't, but can't shake this gut feeling he was offed and let to rot. This will get buried and covered up, the lack of continuous coverage proves that.
This should show everybody how the fed takes care of their own...
Which contradicts the following quote made a few days later,
Ivens may possibly be suicidal, and there is no indication that he intended to harm others.
Missing FBI agent seemed dazed, staggered, neighbor says
There is an “obvious sense of urgency to find him because of the missing weapon and scenarios associated with that that could pose a threat to public safety,” said Laura Eimiller of the FBI’s Los Angeles office.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
I agree lets keep this about the FBI agent and why he was missing for so long. The terrain is a mute point. Still not rough terrain. even in those hills. And yes I've carried a weapon over similar hills and in the burbank hills I've carried a date or two (keeps it romantic). I applaud you by the way for your efforts in google mapping the area and looking for the guy. Takes more initiative than most people can seem to string together. I didn't want you to think I was gaffing at that.
Anyways. It seems strange that the guy went missing and it turns out to be a "Suicide" I thought they did extensive background checks on the FBI employees including psychological tests too to make sure they aren't prone to doing this exact thing. So it strikes me as odd that the guy ended up committing "suicide"
Originally posted by Sek82
As some of you may recall, this FBI agent was last seen leaving his Burbank, California home on May 10th and was believed to be armed and suicidal. Not long after, news of his disappearance and search thereafter ceased.
Until now. Initially, back in May when he went missing, it was reported that a massive manhunt involving at least a hundred FBI agents searched for him, but it turns out that he never even left the Burbank area - Allegedly.
Also, NBC is reporting he was found "behind a church", and that "A weapon was recovered."
The church must not have been very active to not notice him over the course of two months of decomposition. I find it hard to believe that the FBI - In searching for one of their own - Were bested by a couple of hikers in eventually finding him so close to home.
Are they really that incompetent, or is there something more to this? Regardless, may he rest in peace. ETA: The coroner's department has yet to make an official confirmation as to the identity of the body found.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 31-7-2012 by Sek82 because: related photos added