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Robert Alan Levinson

Kidnapped/AbductedCold Case
Robert Alan Levinson
Robert Alan Levinson
Robert Alan Levinson
Robert Alan Levinson
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Robert Alan Levinson

Missing Persons Details

Known As

Robert Alan Levinson

Missing from
Kish Island, - Iran
Case Entered
June 24, 2021
Cold Case
Current Classification
Source of Record
Last Updated
August 19, 2023

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
Hair Color
Eye Color
230 lbs
Last Seen Wearing
Distinguishing Features
Known Medical Conditions
Reported in open source, Levinson's family advised he suffered from type 1 diabetes, gout and hypertension. 

Details of Disappearance

Robert Alan Levinson was last seen by family or friends on March 09, 2007 in Kish Island, - Iran.

Open source information reports Robert Levinson as an American and former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent , who had since retired from the FBI.

Levinson disappeared on 03/09/2007, in Kish Island, Iran. Open source information reports Levinson was on a mission for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Levinson's family is reported to have received a $2.5 million annuity from the CIA in order to stop a lawsuit revealing details of his work in Iran, and to forestall any revelation of details regarding the arrangement between Levinson and the CIA.

However, FBI's kidnapping poster advises: Levinson was working on behalf of several large corporations, and his whereabouts,
well-being  and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance have been unknown since 03/09/2007.

Further open source reporting implicates the Government of Iran (GOI), and the associated intelligence apparatus as being responsible for Levinson's abduction, disappearance and most likely death. Open source information indicates the GOI has never overtly and publicly acknowledged responsibility for Levinson.

Open source information reported on 03/25/2020, Levinson's family announced his death on the advisement of the U.S. government. Although the date is unknown, it is assumed that he died while in Iranian custody.

The United States Government is offering a reward of up to $25,000,000 for information leading directly to the location,
recovery and return of Robert A. Levinson.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Robert Alan Levinson, you are encouraged to contact the US Embassy Abu Dhabi at +971 2 414 2200, ask for Regional Security Officer . Be sure to have the case number Refer to FBI Data available as you will need it.

FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
Washington Field Office (WFO)
(202) 278-2000

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