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The family of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent and CIA contractor who vanished in Iran over 10 years ago, said on Wednesday that they believe he is dead based on “information from U.S. officials.”

“We recently received information from U.S. officials that has led both them and us to conclude that our wonderful husband and father died while in Iranian custody,” a statement from the family read. “We don’t know when or how he died, only that it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working in Iran. He reappeared in a video and series of photos three years later, but has not been seen or heard from since.

“It is impossible to describe our pain,” the family’s statement read, adding that

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