The chilling last moments of an 8-year-old boy happily leaving day camp were caught on surveillance video.
The boy from Brooklyn walked alone with his arms outstretched as if he didn't have a care in the world. He was about to meet up with his parents, but was going in the wrong direction.
The savage kidnapping and murder of Leiby Kletzky is now shocking the nation.
A surveillance camera caught another haunting image as cops say a 35-year-old man named Levi Aron lured the lost boy into his car. The child was later found dismembered, his remains inside a red suitcase that had been tossed into a dumpster.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a press conference, "There is no indication at this time that the victim was known by the suspect previously. It was just happenstance and the terrible fate for this young boy."
The unthinkable murder brings back memories of another kidnapping caught on tape. Carlie Brucia, an 11-year old Florida girl was pulled away by a stranger in a parking lot in 2004. Brucia was raped and murdered. Joseph Smith was sentenced to death for the crime.
And the last moments of little Sandra Cantu's life were also caught on tape. She was seen happily skipping across the street in 2009. Her body was later found stuffed in a suitcase floating in a pond. Melissa Huckaby was later sentenced to life in prison.
Safety advocate Steve Kardian says every child should know how to fight off a stranger. He showed INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent how with the help of 10-year-old Zach.
"A child should never approach a stranger and ask for directions. Get to someone in authority. Someone wearing a police uniform, a fire uniform, a paramedic uniform," said Kardian.
Leiby Kletzky's first time walking the busy city streets by himself ended in tragedy. Now an entire community grieves for a little boy lost.