A resident of the Bunker Hill housing development was charged today with kidnapping a 23-year-old woman downtown. Police Commissioner William Gross said the woman was found, alive in Victor Pena's apartment at 49 Walford Way.
Gross said detectives are now looking at whether Pena, 38, is involved in any similar incidents - and are still trying to find the second man spotted with him and the woman Saturday night.
Gross said tonight that Pena and the other man were spotted on surveillance cameras Saturday night chatting up the woman on Congress Street after she left Hennessy's on Union Street around 11 p.m. on Saturday. Pena then led her to the State Street Orange Line station, where they boarded a train to Charlestown, he said.
"She did not go along willingly," Gross said.
"She appears in good health" today, Gross said, adding that when police entered Pena's apartment, they found her standing next to Pena. They separated the two and took her to a waiting ambulance and Pena to a cruiser. Gross added that they did not have to break down the door; officers knocked and Pena opened the door.
Gross added that out of caution, police last night searched Charlestown High School, fields and dumpsters.