From BPD News

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester in November of 2018: Less than a year and half after the stabbing death of 64-year-old Anthony Silva, the woman responsible for his murder is behind bars. At about 4:29pm, on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a well-being check in the area of 614 Columbia Road in Dorchester. After gaining entry into an apartment on the first floor, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Anthony Silva, 64, of Boston.  

After a thorough and comprehensive investigation, BPD Homicide Detectives were able to establish the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to the fatal stabbing at 614 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

Accordingly, Homicide Detectives sought and were granted an arrest warrant naming Isabel Cotto, 40, of Florida, as the suspect responsible for the Murder of Anthony Silva. The suspect, Isabel Cotto, is presently incarcerated in Florida and will be arraigned in Boston at a later date and time.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting


  1. jenni May 8, 2024 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    is there an update on this case?

Leave A Comment