Twenty-one-year-old University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson invested a light out with love on Thursday, like most other college student her senility. And like so many other university student do after a nighttime out at the bar, she called an Uber to take her dwelling around 2 a.m. on Friday.
Her body was experienced Saturday, dumped in a agricultural wooded neighborhood miles from the bar she had left less than two days earlier. Police say the car she got into was not her Uber.
It was that of 25 -year-old Nathaniel David Rowland, who is now facing murder and kidnapping freights in her extinction, Columbia police said late Saturday. Police conclude Josephson got into Rowland’s Chevrolet Black Impala after correcting it for the Uber she had been waiting for. They say an Uber driver did arrive for her, but by then she was nowhere to be found.
Josephson is said to have left the bar alone and was reported missing by friends after she didn’t return home or call anyone back.
” When she didn’t show up at her downtown residency and didn’t answer recurred telephone call, her friends became concerned and notified( police ),” police said in a statement.
Josephson’s blood and cellphone was subsequently found in Rowland’s car, according to police, who also said the child refuge fastens in the back of the vehicle were initiated to foreclose an escape.
Friends said Josephson was set to attend Drexel University Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Her father, Seymour Josephson, told his daughter’s death in a heart-wrenching Facebook post.
” It is with enormous sadness and of a broken heart that I post this !, I will miss and desire my child girl for the rest of life. Samantha is no longer with us but she will not be forgotten ,” Josephson wrote.” It is extremely hard to write this and upright it but I love her with all my centre. I could continue to write about her but it is gonna kill me. I sitting there and cry while looking at the picture and write this .”
Josephson is the third University of South Carolina student to die in the past week.
One student reportedly committed suicide on Monday, and USC baseball player Parker Neff passed away on Friday after crumbling on the field.
” It has been a difficult week for our expansive Carolina family ,” USC chairperson Harris Pastides said in a statement.
” The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly distressing few epoches as “were having” experienced loss on several of our campuses ,” Pastides said.” As a family, let’s continue to pray for all the families knowing bitternes and regret this week .”
Police have not already been foretold a motivating in the case.