In Boston, two women were abducted within two months, both leaving local bars. Only one survived.
The reports of the two cases that left two men charged with kidnapping within weeks of each other sent chills throughout Boston, especially among college students.
While it's always best to avoid being in a dangerous situation at all, in some cases there are ways that might help you escape.
Would you know what to do?
Karen Hensel of the NBC10 Boston Investigators talked to Todd McGhee, a former Massachusetts State Police trooper who ran the defensive tactics division, who shared some tips on how to survive a kidnapping.