Heath Jens Laetari
Laetari, approximately 2006; Laetari's tattoo
Date reported missing : 09/14/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Monroe County, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/05/1978 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 200 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, blue eyes. Laetari wears contact lenses. He has a tattoo of barbed wire around his bicep; a photo of it is posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : 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 at the time of disappearance: . 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.
Other information and links : ncy
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Wichita Eagle
The Underwater Times
Dynasty Marine Associates
October 12, 2004. May 8, 2019; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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