On November 26, 1986, Josefina stormed out after a fight with her boyfriend. When she got into a stranger’s car, she could not have known that she would spend four horrifying months as a sex slave in the basement of Gary Heidnik, along with several other women.
On March 25, 1987, police entered the dingy Philadelphia basement where Gary Heidnik had kept and tortured women he’d kidnapped off the street. Two women, chained to a pipe, were asleep under a dirty blanket. When police woke them, they screamed in terror until they were reassured that help had finally arrived.