The decomposed bodies of Christopher Farmer and Peta Frampton were found in the ocean near the Punta De Manabique peninsula on July 8, 1978. The 25-year-old Farmer’s body was floating at the surface of the water. He had a bullet hole in his leg and was tied to part of a car’s engine block. Frampton, 24, was also tied to part of a car engine. Her body was located on the ocean floor. It took a year for the bodies to be identified through dental records.
Farmer and Frampton were last seen on a boat with a man they identified as “Dwayne” in a letter to their parents. Another letter stated the pair’s plan to sail with the man, who was later identified as Silas Duane Boston, from Belize to Mexico. The British students had been on a world tour with stops in Australia and the Americas prior to their disappearance.
Investigators in the case focused on Boston, but he quickly disappeared and the case went cold for 37 years. In 2015, Farmer’s sister found Boston, who lived in Sacramento, CA. Boston’s son came forward and said he’d seen his father murder Farmer and Frampton and in 2016 Boston was charged with killing them. However, he died from the effects of chronic alcoholism in 2017 before ever going to trial.