Seeking Missing Retired FBI Agent Robert Levinson
$5 Million Reward for Information Leading to Safe Location and Return
Robert Levinson went missing from Kish Island, Iran, on March 9, 2007.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continues to investigate the disappearance of Robert A. Levinson since he went missing on Kish Island, Iran, on March 9, 2007.
Mr. Levinson is a retired U.S. government employee who gave 28 years of service to the U.S. Department of Justice, including the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Levinson retired from the FBI in 1998 and worked as a private investigator following his retirement. Levinson traveled to Kish Island, Iran, on March 8, 2007, working on behalf of several large corporations, and his whereabouts, well-being and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance have been unknown since that time.
In March 2015, the FBI increased the reward in this case to up to $5 million for information leading directly to the safe location, recovery, and return of Mr. Levinson. The reward remains unclaimed, and the FBI asks anyone who may have information related to Mr. Levinson’s disappearance to contact the FBI. All tips will remain anonymous. If you have any information, please contact your nearest FBI office or U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip online. You may also contact the Levinson family via their website www.helpboblevinson.com.
- FBI Statement on the Ninth Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert A. Levinson (English and Farsi)
- The FBI released a Robert A. Levinson poster in Farsi (pdf)
- The FBI released a statement on the Robert A. Levinson investigation (English and Farsi)
- The FBI announces a reward increase of up to $5 million for the location and safe return of Robert A. Levinson to his family.
Arabic (pdf) | Dari (pdf) | Farsi (pdf) | Pashto (pdf) | Urdu (pdf)
- Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Levinson
- Two years after the FBI announced a $1 million reward, the FBI remains committed to safely locating and returning Robert A. Levinson to his family.
- Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Levinson.
- FBI announces Robert Levinson becomes one of longest-held Americans in history.
- Statement by the White House Press secretary regarding Robert Levinson.
Video received November 2010
Photos received April 2011
President Barack Obama meets with Christine Levinson in the Oval Office on March 6, 2012. During the meeting, President Obama reiterated to Mrs. Levinson—whose husband Robert Levinson disappeared in 2007 during a business trip to Kish Island, Iran—the U.S. government’s commitment to her husband’s safe return and said that the U.S. will continue to work tirelessly until he is home safely. Pictured with the President are Christine Levinson and Suzi Halpin, Christine Levinson’s sister. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).
A billboard in Times Square in New York City in 2012.
At a 2012 news conference announcing a million dollar reward in the case, former WFO Assistant Director in Charge James McJunkin said, “We are committed to bringing Bob home safely to his family. We hope this reward will encourage anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they may think it is, to come forward. It may be the clue that we need to locate Bob.”
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, seen with Robert Levinson’s wife Christine and former FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce during a 2012 press conference, announced a $1 million reward in the case.
Robert A. Levinson went missing during a business trip to Kish Island, Iran on March 9, 2007. He wears eyeglasses and is believed to have lost a significant amount of weight, possibly 50-60 pounds.
A billboard announcing a reward for information leading to the recovery of Robert Levinson, in Herat, Afghanistan, on April 24, 2012. (european pressphoto agency).