Alleged Serial Killer Lived in Eureka Just Prior to His Arrest This Month
Recently, when law enforcement looked into Mary Lou’s 1968 disappearance, new information surfaced about Silas Boston’s alleged involvement in the murders of a young British couple–Christopher Farmer and his girlfriend, Peta Frampton. Boston allegedly hogtied them and threw them off his yacht where they drowned in 1978 off the shores of Belize in the Caribbean Sea.
Boston’s sons claim to have witnessed the events that led up to the tourist couple’s death. According to Vince and Russell Boston, Silas’s sons, the two British tourists had paid Boston to take them sailing on his yacht. Vince and Russell Boston, 11 and 13 years, traveled on the ship also.
Vince and Russell claim to have watched their father kill the victims. Farmer was first beaten with a billy club and then Boston attempted to stab him with a filet knife to the chest but it broke. Boston then managed to hogtie Farmer and Frampton. He covered their heads with bags prior to throwing them overboard to drown. Their bodies were discovered near a small fishing village in Guatemala in July of 1978, at least a week after their disappearance.
Both sons told the FBI they feared for their lives, and they remained silent for over 38 years about the couple’s death. They also concealed their father’s confessions to them about the death of their mother.
A family friend confirmed to investigators that Silas Boston had told him many of the details about the murders of the tourist couple. The friend said that Boston had also confessed to shooting Mary Lou Boston. He also alleged that Silas Boston had told him of other deaths he was responsible for including an as yet unverified hit-and-run incident in Sacramento in 1972 and the unconfirmed shooting of three drug dealers for allegedly assaulting a female friend of his.
Earlier this month, the 75-year-old alleged serial killer was transferred from Eureka to a convalescent home in Paradise, California. There he was apprehended for the alleged murder of his previous wife. Due to the gruesome details that Boston’s sons told investigators when approached about their mother’s disappearance 48 years ago and other compelling evidence, the charges for the young British couple’s murders were added to his case.
A former employee of Seaview, who assisted Boston daily, expressed her surprise about her former client stating, “I was face to face with him everyday; it’s scary to realize that I was conversing with an alleged serial killer.”
On December 8th, the judge introduced a not guilty plea on behalf of Silas Boston to two counts of the ‘maritime murder’ at his hearing in Sacramento, California. The next court date is scheduled on January 10, 2017.