FBI marks 10 years since American’s disappearance in Afghanistan

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Paul Edwin Overby Jr. from Afghanistan, the FBI said in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, in 2014, Overby, an American writer, vanished in Khost Province while conducting research for a book.

Before his disappearance, Overby suggested he planned to cross the border into Pakistan for his research, the FBI said.

In May 2018, the FBI Washington Field Office announced a reward of up to $1 million for information leading directly to the safe location, recovery, and return of Overby. The reward remains unclaimed. The FBI is dedicated to locating American citizens overseas and returning them home to their families.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program is offering up to $5 million for information leading to Overby’s location, recovery, and return.

“In 2014, Mr. Overby went missing along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and since then, the FBI has continued to work to return him to his family. The FBI has a commitment to our citizens, victims, and their families to seek answers on their behalf. We once again ask for the public to contact the FBI with any information about Mr. Overby,” said David Sundberg, assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office.