$1 Million Reward Offered For Safe Return Of Missing Ex-FBI Agent In Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is offering $1 million for information leading to the safe return of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran five years ago. The case has increasingly frustrated investigators trying to bring him home.

FBI Director Robert Mueller made a public appearance Tuesday to announce the reward, the latest high-profile effort by the FBI to find a way to determine Robert Levinson’s whereabouts. Earlier this year, a video of Levinson was released by his family. The short video generated enormous publicity but no concrete leads.

The private investigator disappeared from the Iranian island of Kish. Friday marks the five-year anniversary of his disappearance.

The U.S. still hasn’t identified the kidnappers, but there are indications he’s being held along the borders of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

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