The Doe Network:
Case File 1244DMLA


Louis Boggs Sr.
Missing since January 29, 1979 from Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: August 11, 1911
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 67 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 180 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown eyes; grey hair.
  • Marks, Scars: Missing left finger.
  • Clothing: Tan, buttoned up collared sweatshirt and green pants.
  • Dentals: Upper and lower dentures.
  • DNA: Not available.

Circumstances of Disappearance
The lounge operator was reported missing by his son on January 29, 1979. Boggs received a telephone call at his Florida Boulevard bar the day he disappeared. He talked for a while, then hung up and left to run an errand. He's not been seen since.
Boggs' stepson, Clifford E. Lewin, was found a short time after the disappearance sleeping in Boggs' car in Florida. A bloody knife and a shovel were in the trunk and he was charged with killing his stepfather. After a trial, Lewin was acquitted in 1981.
Lewin was the first person in Louisiana to stand trial for a presumed murder in which no body had been found.
Boggs was a retired construction worker whose hobby was his lounge. He was there every morning by 06.00 to make coffee for his regular customers.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

Agency Case Number: 79-2201

NCIC Number: M036630720
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Baton Rouge Advocate

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