Meredith Emerson, an accomplished martial arts student, went missing New Year's Day while hiking with her dog.
Her decapitated body was found last Sunday. Authorities believe that she was held for three days before being bludgeoned to death.
Her alleged murderer has been officially charged.
Stephanie Cavin, who lives in the same town as the victim says, "It's sickening that somebody that demented was among us." Describing herself as a friendly person who talks to just about anybody, she says she is now forced to analyze her actions.
I, for one, hope that she, and other women like her, consider a visit to the shooting range instead of heading to the local community center for a quickie course in self-defense because while this: might be able to save you, this:
would probably do a better job.