News Briefs

  3/8/2013, Adar 26, 5773

Reward Still On for Former FBI Agent Missing in Iran

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation marked Saturday's sixth anniversary of the disappearance of former agent Robert "Bob" Levinson by reminding the public, Thursday, that a million-dollar reward was still available for information leading to his safe return. Levinson was last seen in person on March 8, 2007 on Iran's Kish Island, where he had gone on a private investigation into cigarette smuggling. Since his disappearance, he has been seen in email images, pleading for help. Agence France Presse reports that in 2011, the State Department cited reports Levinson was being held in the border region of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

His 65th birthday is Sunday. His family, which has a Website dedicated to his return, is worried he may not be getting proper treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure.