Kai Aslak Smaaland

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Above Images: Smaaland, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 3, 1997 from Miami, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 14, 1974
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0 - 6'2, 187 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Smaaland is a Norwegian citizen. Some agencies spell his last name "Smaland."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white cruise ship employee uniform.
  • Medical Conditions: Smaaland has an unspecified behavior disorder.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smaaland was employed on the cruise ship the S.S. Norway in 1997. He was last seen aboard the ship at approximately 12:30 a.m. on May 3, 1997 while the ship was in port at piers 1 and 2 in Miami, Florida. Smaaland has never been heard from again. His wallet, passport, and identification tag were located inside his cabin on the ship. An extensive search of the ship located no other evidence.

    Smaaland's former girlfriend was aboard the S.S. Norway at the time of his disappearance. According to Smaaland's family members, the couple ended their relationship on good terms. Some investigators have theorized that Smaaland committed suicide aboard the boat and drowned in the Atlantic Ocean, while others claim foul play may have been involved. There is little evidence to suggest what happened to Smaaland. He was scheduled to take a vacation from his job shortly after he vanished. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Miami Police Department



    Source Information
    TroubleShooters International Inc.
    Missing Person: Kai Aslek Smaaland
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 5, 2005; medical condition and alternate height added.

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