Larkie Toups

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Above Images: Toups, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1, 2008 from Bogalusa, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 18, 1961
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'7, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair. Toups speaks with a Cajun accent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red shirt over a white shirt, blue jeans and blue canvas slip-on shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Toups was last seen in Bogalusa, Louisiana on January 1, 2008. He was at a friend's house until approximately 8:20 p.m. At 9:00 p.m., police found Toups walking around outside. He was visibly drunk, but coherent. Deputies decided not to arrest him; instead, they took Toups to the Budget Inn on Austin Street, helped him check into a room and watched him go upstairs to it. Two hours later, a hotel employee noticed Toups's room door was ajar. His identification and room key were inside the room, but he was gone. He has never been heard from again.

    Toups's family stated he becomes confused when he's intoxicated, and he may not have known where he was the night he disappeared. His family stated it's very uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with them; they believe he is deceased. Authorities have two suspects whom they believe may have robbed Toups and killed him, perhaps unintentionally. He was employed as a tugboat crewman and lived in Galliano, Louisiana, about 120 miles from Bogalusa. If he is alive, he may be in Mississippi. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington Parish Sheriff's Office

    Bogalusa Police Department


    Source Information
    The Bogalusa Daily News
    The Houma Courier
    The Thibodaux Daily Comet
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 24, 2014; date of birth added.

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