The Murder of Pam Basu: A Case That Changed Carjacking Laws
In 1992, “carjacking” was a new term. Maryland residents learned about it the hard way when a mother and acclaimed scientist was dragged to her death during a carjacking. That this happened in Savage, Maryland, made it seem even more alien.
At that time, this was an area known more for its historic district and Savage Mill shopping complex, a shopping center created in a historic cotton mill complex. Now, Savage is also known for the murder of Dr. Pamela (Pam) Basu.