Song about Kay Kanaki

Per the person who runs the Missing in California Twitter account, a local singer/songwriter composed a song about Kay Kanaki (who, incidentally, is male), who disappeared in 1986 and is one of my “few details are available” cases.

You can listen to The Ballad of Kay Kanaki here, or buy the mp3 for 99 cents on Amazon here. The lyrics seem to imply foul play may have been involved. I wish I knew more.

4 thoughts on “Song about Kay Kanaki

  1. Justin March 15, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I submitted him to NamUs last November, but it is still not available for public viewing. I think he was busted for drug dealing back in high school.

  2. marsyao March 16, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Do you have some more information about his life? The song is so sad

  3. Ann June 8, 2018 / 12:39 am

    I don’t think he was ever arrested for selling drugs especially not in high school. He was at my house the night before he disappeared and left several expensive items in my care. He did owe me money and this seems to be a way to pay me back. (I took the items back to his house the next day.) I think he planned his disappearance.

    • Meaghan June 8, 2018 / 12:40 am

      I know he was arrested for selling drugs once as an adult; I found an old article about it.

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