BURBANK (CBS) — The wife of a missing FBI agent Tuesday made a desperate plea for new clues, as her family prepared for a painful week marking his birthday and Father’s Day.
Thea Ivens broke her silence and told us that she planned on passing out flyers with hope of keeping her husband’s missing case alive.
“I don’t want to lose hope that he’s alive,” Ivens said, breaking down in tears in her Burbank home.
She described the pain that she had endured for more than a month.
“My husband is still missing. It’s someone out there. There is someone, who might have seen or know about his disappearance, who might have seen him. And hopefully he will reach out — he or she will reach out to us,” she said.
Ivens told us that her husband, Steven Ivens, 36, has been her best friend and soul mate for a decade.
Ivens, an FBI agent who once worked as an LAPD officer out of the Hollywood Division, mysteriously vanished from his Burbank neighborhood the evening of May 11.
Thea said she woke up to him being gone the next day.
“I think that’s what’s… I think that’s what hurts the most, because it’s going to be his birthday on Thursday and it’s going to be Father’s Day on Sunday,” she said.
Authorities have exhausted searches around local mountains and have very few leads.
We were told that Ivens likes to run and and walk. Thea said that his disappearance is unusual and out of character. She said he enjoys being a father to their 2-year-old boy and was always responsible.
“He remembers or realizes how much we miss him and love him so much,” she said.
The family said that Ivens had been suffering from depression at the time of his disappearance.
A news conference was expected to be held Wednesday afternoon, released more details.