Heath Jens Laetari

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Above: Laetari, circa 2006

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 14, 2006 from Monroe County, Florida
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1978
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, blue eyes. Laetari wears contact lenses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Laetari was last seen in Monroe County, Florida on September 14, 2006. He was diving off the Florida Keys when he apparently went on a "free dive," which is where you dive while holding your breath, without any scuba equipment or any other breathing apparatus to assist. He failed to resurface and has never been seen again.

    Laetari was born and raised in Kansas and developed a passion for swimming from a young age. He got a degree in marine biology from Nova Southeastern University and worked for Dynasty Marine Associates at the time of his disappearance. He had gotten married just a few months before he went missing. He is presumed lost at sea.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Monroe County Sheriff's Office
    800-346-8477

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    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Wichita Eagle
    The Underwater Times

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 10, 2013; casefile added.

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