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Since former FBI agent Bob Levinson has been seen by his family on March 8 2007 -- traveled to the Iranian island of Kish as a private investigator.
Looking into a case of cigarette smuggling.
The day after he arrived he went missing the US government says they have pressed Iran for answers but to no avail.
The lettuce is spelling says the Iranian government is hiding something joining us this morning is mr.
Levinson son Dan good morning Dan.
Good morning thank you for having me it's a pleasure to have you it was exactly six years ago today.
The your father's disappeared.
In Iran -- just also a bit more about what he was doing there.
Well my father had been retired from the FBI since 1998 that's now fifteen years and he worked afterwards as private investigator -- -- for large corporations and they.
Different things that for a concern for them and I'm in this case it was cigarette smuggling which is -- known problem in the region on Kish island that area as.
Hotbed for cigarette smuggling so he was there.
The last -- you talk to him was six years ago when you exchanged emails what did they say.
Well I've just gone into law school and he was.
He just told me very proud of me and that here's -- Florida it's seeming when he got back and won't when I got back I was actually -- the time.
I've just gotten to Japan and that we're talking about -- he was overseas and we're look at Florida seen each other few months later.
What makes you think that your dad is still alive today.
But we have no reason to believe that he's -- I know he's still alive.
And deep in my heart I know he has we've had a video that show that here's -- -- three and a half years after he was help kidnapped.
We also received pictures.
Two years ago and -- yeah.
There have been -- our intrepid out of astonished say -- these are the pictures -- looking at.
On the right side your -- you released your belly recently released these five -- rescue tell us what we're seeing in these pictures.
Obviously might -- my down -- looks very different from six years ago.
He's grown longer beard.
He didn't have a beer before that -- looks.
Much standard he looks me and desperation right now whoever's holding him had him holding a variety of signs that.
Can send messages and we're still trying to figure out what exactly the intention was for that and obviously he is not in good health he has diabetes yes hypertension doubt has a variety of health problems and -- it looks worse now and we're very concerned about that he's 65 years.
Old tomorrow -- is just a bit birthday so -- we're we're very worried about health and we just need him.
Home now of course tomorrow is his birthday and you have every reason to believe as you said that he is still alive and you have that photographic evidence at least from a couple of years ago.
What is the US government doing to try to find your father.
Well they've met with us several times on my mom and I were and are in DC and we've met with right of government officials this week and that continually told us that.
They will continue to press the -- government.
To help resolve the matter and -- by my father.
And that they've they've they're doing everything they can and I know that the White House released a statement yesterday so that secretary Kerry.
And on the FBI earlier released.
Statement on on.
Anniversary -- occasion.
Well let's pray that this ordeal.
And soon and has a happy ending for your family please keep us posted as to what particular secretary -- Now that he's -- -- -- can do for your father -- -- thanks so much for sharing your story.
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