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

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

NCIC Number: M-036630720
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Baton Rouge Advocate

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