Mystery Surrounds Missing American

Videotape surfaces of missing FBI veteran, who disappeared in Iran in 2007.
2:27 | 12/10/11

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News story of missing American -- Ron an FBI veteran who vanished in that country for years ago is seen for the first time since his disappearance on a videotape that surfaced. He's begging the US government to come to his rescue and his wife. Who never gave up hope -- is now taking to the airwaves doing everything she can. To keep attention on her husband's case ABC's David Curley is covering the story in Washington good morning to you David. Good morning beyond -- you're desperate pleas this morning -- from the family hoping to bring their loved one home and that man in a video pleading to his family and his government. 33 years so this. It's things. It's something. That was a year ago. More than four years since Bob Levenson a former FBI agent was nap and I. Love my moral life. -- the shirt he was wearing -- actually this earth. He who wore when he disappeared. Christine Levinson says her husband has lost 75 pounds since he was kidnapped on the Iranian island of fish. Where Americans can visit without a visa. The family says Levinson was working as a private investigator. On a cigarette smuggling case. -- -- Morning. Pretty quickly. -- these -- Christine received this video in an email a year ago but just released it with her son and a plead -- the captors please tell us what you want. And please help us bring my father and then she blasted the American airwaves hoping now to generate some attention for hope. Is backed by putting -- this out. The video and the plea that they will get in touch with us. With Iranian relations at a local this week's captured an American drone. Officials are saying little we're not in a position to confirm them. Where he is Iran claims it is not holding Levinson even though he was kidnapped. On its territory it could be that he was captured without authorization. And now the group that's holding it was kind of embarrassed by it. Because they haven't figured out of the way. To let go. ABC news has learned that the FBI has tried to talk directly to the Iranians to release the video now obviously an attempt to put more pressure. On the Iranians are one of its proxies which may be holding Levinson someplace and centrally.

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