More than 30 people volunteered this past weekend to join in the ongoing search for FBI Special Agent Stephen Ivens, who disappeared from his Burbank home more than a month ago.
The volunteers were “mostly strangers who cared enough to help us out,” said his wife, Thea Ivens.
The group left McCambridge Park in Burbank at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and split into two groups, focusing on either the Verdugo Mountains or bus routes.
On Saturday, 15 people from the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team also helped search Mount La Tuna, La Tuna Canyon, Grotto Foot Trail, Hoftetter Trail and areas that the FBI, Burbank Police Department and other agencies didn't cover, Thea Ivens said.
The second group focused on placing fliers on bus routes and asking drivers if Stephen Ivens' photo looked familiar.
The goal, she said, was to “find clues or a body.”
Bloodhounds tracked Stephen Ivens' scent to the Verdugo Mountains last month but officials acknowledged it could have been from a previous hike and not from the day he was reported missing on May 11.