Retired agent Scott Lobb served with the FBI for more than 15 years. He worked child sex crimes, juvenile prostitution and kidnappings cases in Oklahoma City Division.
In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Scott reviews his efforts to obtain a confession from convicted murderer and kidnapper Franklin Delano Floyd for the murder of six-year-old Michael Hughes and Suzanne Sevakis.
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)
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 Sharon Marsha’s relationship to Franklin Delano Floyd and her true identity 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
Update: The Girl in the Picture, a documentary about this investigation, featuring commentary from Scott Lobb, is available on Netflix.