The body of an FBI agent who has been missing for more than two months was found by hikers in a wooded area not far from his home,
Burbank police said on Tuesday July 31.
Stephen Ivens’ body was found Monday night by a two people who smelled a ”suspicious” odor while hiking in the 3600 block of Scott Road, according to Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
Coroner’s investigators were on the scene, but a cause of death was not immediately released.
Ivens, 35, was last seen May 10 near his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road. His family conducted a series of public events in recent weeks to keep the search for Ivens active.
FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez said earlier that Ivens was “distraught” and possibly suicidal when he disappeared. Why he was thought to be distraught was not immediately clear.
Ryburn said Ivens’ weapon was found near his body, and his family had been notified.
Ivens’ uncle, Jim Ryan, said he was not certain the body was his nephew.
“Who told you it was Stephen?” Ryan asked City News Service.
Ryan said he planned to contact the Burbank Police Department himself to find out more information.