WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Society) and the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) are asking the 20,000 members of both associations to observe a moment of silence on Friday, March 8 at 3:00pm EST to mark the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of former Special Agent Robert Levinson.
Robert “Bob” Levinson is a retired FBI Agent who served 22 years with the FBI and six with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Mr. Levinson traveled to Kish Island, Iran as a private investigator and has not been publicly seen or heard from since his disappearance on March 9, 2007. The FBI, which is charged with investigating crimes committed against U.S. citizens abroad, has been actively conducting an investigation to locate Levinson and is offering a reward of up to $1,000,000 for information leading directly to his safe location, recovery, and return.
“Bob is part of the FBI family. The moment of silence which will be observed on March 8 by the 20,000 retired and active Agents of the Society and the FBIAA is the silent drum that will keep strongly beating until Bob comes home,” said Society President Alfred W. Scudieri.
“Bob’s former colleagues have not forgotten him and we call on the international community to redouble its efforts to gain his release. Let’s make this the last solemn anniversary that needs to be marked by focusing world attention on Levinson’s continued unjustified imprisonment and gaining his release,” said FBIAA President Konrad Motyka.
The Society and the FBIAA note that Levinson was renowned for his investigative contributions throughout his 22-year career. He retired in 1998 and then spent 11 years as a private investigator. With the exception of a single videotape released in November 2010 and photographs received in April 2011, Levinson’s family has heard nothing from his captors.
The FBI and the U.S. government are actively engaged in an ongoing effort to bring Bob Levinson home to his family. Reward information and photos of Levinson are posted on www.fbi.gov/levinson. Anyone with information can contact the FBI: https://tips.fbi.gov