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Details of Disappearance
Toups, a 47-year-old tugboat crewman from Galliano, went missing the night of January 1, 2008, after visiting friends in Bogalusa to celebrate the new year. On Jan. 1, Toups traveled from Galliano with a friend to Bogalusa to visit a mutual friend who lived in the area. After leaving his friendís house, around 9 p.m., police spotted him walking around in an intoxicated state and brought him to a Budget Inn. The deputies woke the hotel manager up, helped Toups check into a room and watched him go into the room. About two hours later, a hotel employee was doing a round of the hotel, and noticed Toups' room door was open, and his ID card and room key were inside. Toups was not in the room at the time.
Police are investigating suspects in the robbery and murder of Toups, but no charges have been filed. Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bogalusa Police Department
WWL-TV Northshore News
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People