Louis Boggs Sr.

Boggs, circa 1979

  • Missing Since 01/29/1979
  • Missing From Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 08/11/1911 (107)
  • Age 67 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Boggs wears upper and lower dentures.

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.

Investigating Agency

  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office 225-389-5000

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 29, 2007; details of disappearance updated.