Gary S. Kergan
North American Missing Persons Network
Gary S. Kergan

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 28, 1984 from Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 86338-84

  • Details of Disappearance
    Kergan, who owned a chain of Sonic Drive-in restaurants, was last seen November 28, 1984, at a Baton Rouge lounge in the company of exotic dancer, Leila M. Mulla. He was wearing $8,000 worth of jewelry and was carrying $2,000 in cash. Kergan was last seen at Mullaís home before his death.

    Mulla and her boyfriend, Ronald Dunnagan were arrested and booked with Kergan's murder but were released when no body could be found. Kergan's car was found in Metairie with a pool of blood in the trunk.

    Mulla and Dunnagan were arrested in 2013 when new DNA techniques linked specks of blood found in the trunk of Kerganís car to the original suspects. Investigators allege that Mulla and Dunnagan beat Kergan to death before disposing of the body. Dunnagan was released after the grand jury chose to pretermit, neither indicting or clearing the defendant. Charges might be brought against him at a later date. Kergan was married with an 11-year-old son.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Baton Rouge Police Department

    Source Information
    The Advocate