U.S. officials say missing American may be in Asia
Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent, has been missing since March 2007, when he was on a business trip to Kish Island, Iran.
March 3rd, 2011
04:32 PM ET

U.S. officials say missing American may be in Asia

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.

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  1. Frank

    People of the United States of America.
    Since he went missing in Iran and is now believed to be Asia,
    I would bet he is being held in North Korea.

    March 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      It appears to me that we need to normalize relations with Iran. It is really stupid not to. It shows the idiocy of our foreign policies and I hate all this stupidity!!!

      March 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. American Idiot

    Somewhere in southwest Asia. Well that narrows it down.

    March 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. OK

    4 years to figure this out ?

    March 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    It's crystal clear to me that this Robert Levinson has become another victim of our stupid foreign policy! It proves just how competent the current administration is and then again,this has been going on over the past 60 years. How disgusting!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Laura Valencia

    This seems to play a part in a bigger situation. Why was Robert Levinso kidnapped and what kind of "meetings" was he attending. Also why would they take Levinson to S. Asia?...just curious

    March 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. A captured spy

    caught.. Government employed.. No such thing as private investigator in or out of america. Spy swap. Hillary panic.. Contractors.. Charities.. Exchange students.. Universal.. Empire of the spy. A way of life obviously.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mmmmm

    kidnap is just a storyline. The old man went looking for geisha girls!

    March 4, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |