FBI Statement on the Investigation Into Robert Levinson, Missing in Iran

Today, the United States celebrates the safe return of four American citizens detained by the government of Iran to their families and loved ones. Unfortunately, the family of retired FBI agent Robert “Bob” Levinson still waits. Bob went missing from Kish Island, Iran in March 2007, and for almost nine years now, Bob’s wife, children, and grandchildren have waited for the release of their loved one. Bob forever remains part of the FBI family, and we remain committed to bringing him home safely to the family who misses him so much. The FBI expects our Iranian counterparts to fulfill their commitment to locate Bob and help bring him home safely.

In March 2015, the FBI increased the reward for information leading directly to the location and return of Robert Levinson to $5 million, and we continue to investigate and follow up on all information we receive, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to include all those received confidentially on tips.fbi.gov and 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Washington, D.C. January 17, 2016
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