BURBANK (CBS) — The family of missing FBI agent Steve Ivens are making a public attempt to reach him.

“Steve is more than just a missing person,” his wife, Thea Ivens, wrote in a letter released by Burbank police. “He is a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a nephew, a friend and a colleague in this community.”

The 35-year-old special agent, who works in the FBI’s Los Angeles division, went missing at about 7 a.m. Friday, according to Burbank police. He was last seen at his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road and is believed to have walked to the Verdugo Hills, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.

Police said Ivens had been despondent and possibly suicidal, and noted a handgun was missing from his home.

His wife wrote: “Steve, if you are out there listening right now, your wife wants to let you know, `Babe, we are in this together for better or for worse. I love you, no matter what happens.’ Your child wants you to know, `Daddy’s work? Daddy home?’

“Your mother wants you to know, `I love you, I need you and come home wherever that home is because I need you back.’ Please remember that we love you, we miss you and let us know that you are OK.”

The family created a Facebook page titled “Let’s Bring Steve Home.”

“We implore the public to help with any information that may lead to bringing Steve back home safely,” his wife wrote. “We ask for your prayers in getting Steve back home safely.”

Ivens is white, 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds, with brown eyes and receding brown hair. He wears prescription glasses.

Anyone with information regarding Ivens’ whereabouts was urged to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3000, or Laura Eimiller of the FBI at (310) 420-6441.

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