U.S. State Department officials expect Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to announce there are "recent indications" that a missing American is being held in southwestern Asia.
Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent, who has been missing since March 8, 2007, is believed to be in Iran, officials have said.
The FBI obtained information that Levinson arrived on Iran’s Kish Island, had several meetings at the Maryam Hotel and then checked out the next day. Levinson did not fly to Dubai on a previously scheduled flight.
There is no record of Levinson leaving Kish Island. Nor is there any record of him using his passport or credit cards after March 8, 2007.
Levinson has a wife, four daughters and three sons, according to an FBI release.