A South Carolina man has been accused of the murder of a student of South Carolina University who may have ridden into killer’s car wrongly, believing that it was her Uber ride, according to a claim of police.
24 years old Nathaniel Rowland accused of the killing and kidnapping of Samantha Josephson of 21 years old, who was last noticed outside the Five Points bar in Columbia, South Carolina in the early morning of Friday. Police Chief of Columbia, William Holbrook told during a news conference on the evening of Saturday.
Her friends informed the authority for reporting a missing person about 12 hours later after they had not seen Josephson since she left the bar the night before. Holbrook told, “ We believe that she simply mistakenly got into this particular car thinking that it was an Uber ride”. He added, “she opened the door, got into it and departed with the suspect driving ”.
Two trappers discovered her body in a forest area along a dirt road in a rural part of a nearby county a few hours after her friends called the police, told by Holbrook.
He said, “Our hearts are broken. There is nothing tougher than to stand before a family and explain how a loved one was murdered ”.
Her father Seymour Josephson of Robbinsville from New Jersey, wrote a post on Facebook about his daughter’s death, “ It was gut-wrenching”.
He also wrote, “It is with tremendous sadness and of a broken heart that I post this! I will miss and love my baby girl for the rest of life ”.
Police got a number guide and were able to control video which the vehicle Josephson got into was a black Chevrolet Impala.
On early Saturday morning, an officer noticed a vehicle matching the recounting of the car, two blocks from the bar and initiated a traffic stop, told by Holbrook. Holbrook told, “Blood was also found in the car’s trunk ”.
Uber Technologies Inc introduced a public awareness campaign in July, in 2017, concerning Uber scams, as well as how the riders can get rid of riding in the wrong car, recommending that they check the app for making sure that the car contests the one that they directed. If the information does not have the similarity, do not get into the car, the company wrote on a blog post.