Louis Boggs Sr.

Above: Boggs, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 29, 1979 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 11, 1911
  • 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.
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    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
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Baton Rouge Advocate
    The Tampa Tribune


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 29, 2007; details of disappearance updated.

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