Wife, son of missing US man will go to Iran to push his case

The wife and son of a missing Florida man - who once worked for the FBI - plan to visit Teheran this month to press the Iranian government for information about his case, the US State Department said Wednesday. Robert Levinson, of Coral Springs, Florida, was last seen March 8 on Kish Island, a resort off the southern coast of Iran, where he had gone to seek information on cigarette smuggling for a client of his security firm. Levinson, 59, a father of seven and former FBI agent in New York and Florida, retired in 1998. His wife, Christina, believes he is in Iran because his name has not shown up on any flight manifests of planes leaving the country and his passport has not been used anywhere.