Episode 205: Scott Lobb – Michael Hughes and Suzanne Sevakis Kidnappings

Retired agent Scott Lobb served with the FBI for more than 15 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Scott, who worked child sex crimes, juvenile prostitution and kidnappings cases in Oklahoma City, reviews his efforts to obtain a confession from convicted murderer and kidnapper Franklin Delano Floyd for the murder of six-year-old Michael Hughes. The investigation led to the shocking discovery of the true identity of Michael’s mother, Suzanne Sevakis, also known as Sharon Marshall and Tonya Hughes.

Scott Lobb began his federal law enforcement career with the U.S. Border Patrol as a Deportation Officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and later as a special agent assigned as a task force officer to a Joint Terrorism Task Force  (JTTF). His first Bureau assignments were to Little Rock, Arkansas and to the Phoenix Field Office, Tucson Resident Agency and where he served on the JTTF and also worked on a drug squad, before being transferred to the Oklahoma City Field Office where he briefly worked drug investigations before moving into the Crimes Against Children Coordinator position. In addition to the Michael Hughes kidnapping investigation, Scott Lobb traveled extensively overseas to include Kenya and Peru to investigate US Citizens who were engaged in unlawful sexual activity with minors.

Later in his Bureau career, Scott, a pilot, transferred to the surveillance squad and served as the division’s aviation coordinator for the two years prior to his retirement. Scott is currently a pilot for Guardian Aerial Patrol in Oklahoma and flies pipeline patrol throughout Oklahoma and Texas.  Scott is writing a book about his experiences working the Michael Hughes investigation.

Special Agent (Retired)

Scott Lobb

January 2004 – June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The original case agent determined that Michael’s mother had also been kidnapped by Floyd. But no one knew who she was.”—Retired Agent Scott Lobb

The following are links to an FBI article about the Oklahoma Division ERT search for the remains of of six-year old Michael Hughes and news reports regarding the efforts to learn who Sharon Marshal really was and her true relationship to Franklin Delano Floyd before she was identified as Suzanne Sevakis :

FBI Website – 8/3/2015:   Cold Case Investigation  Solving a Decades-Old Mystery

The Oklahoman – 4/12/2016: After 20 years of lies, kidnapper admits killing Oklahoma boy

Two decades after the murder of 6-year-old Michael Hughes, the FBI’s Evidence Response Team and anthropologists from the University of Oklahoma searched an area near the Oklahoma-Texas border where Franklin Delano Floyd said he had dumped the boy’s body after shooting him twice in the back of the head. (Photo Courtesy of the FBI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Delano Floyd posed for this church photo with young Suzanne Sevakis under an alias and later attempted to get back the image of the two of them together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBI wanted flyer for Franklin Delano Floyd,  for kidnapping six-year-old Michael Anthony Hughes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The author, Matt Birkbeck wrote A Beautiful Child about Sharon Marshall, a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a lifetime of deception that became one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American true crime. A sequel, Finding Sharon, was written after is was discovered that Sharon was Suzanne Sevakis who had been kidnapped at age six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 200 episodes available for free subscription on all popular podcast apps.

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