Mary Lou Boston

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Above: Mary, circa 1968

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 1, 1968 from Sacramento, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 4, 1944
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mary was last seen in Sacramento, California on September 1, 1968. She has never been heard from again.

    Mary was married to Silas Duane Boston at the time of her disappearance. In December 2016, at the age of 75, he was charged in a double homicide committed at sea in 1978. Federal agents were investigating him as a suspect in Mary's disappearance when one of Silas's sons told them that as a thirteen-year-old, he'd witnessed his father murder two British tourists and throw them overboard in the Caribbean Sea. The bodies were found off the coast of Guatemala on July 8, 1978. Silas allegedly bragged to others about shooting Mary to death and burying her body at an undisclosed location. He may have also been involved in a hit-and-run homicide in Sacramento in 1972, and possibly other murders, but so far he has only been charged in the 1978 murders.

    Foul play is suspected in Mary's case due to the circumstances involved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento Police Department
    916-808-0621

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs
    The Sacramento Bee

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 5, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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