Details of Disappearance Boggs was last seen at his lounge on Florida Boulevard on January 29, 1979. He received a telephone call, talked for awhile, then hung up and left the premesis to run an errand. He has never been heard from again.
A short time after Boggs's disappearance, his stepson, Clifford E. Lewin, was found sleeping in Boggs's car in a wooded area in Washington County, Florida. A bloody knife and dirt-caked shovel were in the trunk of the vehicle. Lewin was charged with murdering Boggs, but was acquitted by his 1981 non-jury trial. He was later sentenced to 50 years in prison for planting a pipe bomb that crippled a Florida police officer when it exploded.
Boggs is a retired construction worker. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 29, 2007; details of disappearance updated.