August 02, 2012
The body of an FBI agent who vanished more than two months ago was found near his home in Burbank, authorities said this week.
Steven Ivens, 35, was found by two hikers in a wooded area behind a church on July 30, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. His gun was found near his body.
The cause and time of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Ivens was being treated for depression and was said to be distraught at the time of his disappearance, authorities said.
A massive air and ground search was unsuccessful after Ivens walked away from his home on May 10 with his keys and his service weapon. His wife, Thea, later made a public plea for him to return home.
Ivens is survived by his wife and 1-year-old son