Suspect Arrested in Relation to USC Student’s Death

Officers Columbia police department in a statement said that they have arrested a suspect who they think was responsible for kidnapping and killing Samantha Josephson on Sunday.

Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old University of South Carolina student went missing of Friday was she was last seen entering a black Chevy Impala on Friday. She was later found dead by Columbia PD near rural Clarendon County,  65 miles southeast of Columbia.

On Saturday, Columbia PD reported that they have arrested, a 24-year-old, Nathaniel David Rowland who they think was driving the black Chevy Impala.

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook in a press conference said, “What we know now is that she had, in fact, summoned an Uber ride and was waiting for that Uber ride to come.” He added, “We believe that she simply mistakenly got into this particular car thinking it was an Uber ride.”

This was confirmed by the surveillance footage which showed Josephson getting into a black Chevy Impala at around 2:00 a.m.

Holbrook said Rowland will be charged with kidnapping and murder.

Josephson’s Father, Seymour Josephson showed his grievance about his daughter’s loss and said “Samantha is no longer with us but she will not be for gotten.”