North American Missing Persons Network
Charlene Denise Knapp

Above Image: Charlene Denise Knapp, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 3, 2001 from Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 10, 1954
  • Age: 47
  • Height: 4'11"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Knapp has a tattoo of
    roses with the year "1990" printed near the design on her right
    shoulder. Her ears are pierced
  • Clothing: Green and blue-striped shirt, jeans and tennis shoes
  • AKA: Denise Sawyer
  • NCIC Number: M-922077362
  • Case Number: 01-2244

  • Details of Disappearance
    Knapp resided with her boyfriend, Ted Boyett, in Kinder, Louisiana. Boyett picked Knapp up from her place of employment after she completed a ten-hour shift on December 3, 2001. Authorities believe that the couple returned to their residence shortly afterwards. Neither Boyett nor Knapp has been heard from again.

    Their vehicle and most personal belongings were left behind at their home and a chicken was also left thawing in the kitchen sink. However, a television, VCR, table, computer and telescope were reported missing.

    Knapp's only credit card was used to buy fuel in Jeanerette, Louisiana four days after the couple was reported missing. The fuel was purchased at the pump, so no one saw who used the card. Tire tracks were found leading from the back of the couple's home. Investigators said that there is little evidence available in the couple's disappearance, but foul play is suspected.

    Due to information received by Louisiana State Police, a search with a cadaver dog near a cemetery in in rural Allen Parish looking for Boyett and Charlene's bodies. Nothing came of the search.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Allen Parish Sheriff's Office
    (337) 639-4353

    Source Information
    FACES Lab