Chilling Video Shows Student Entering Killer’s Car Thinking it’s her Uber
The chilling video recorded in the early hours of Friday morning shows Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student, climbing into the car of the person accused of killing her.
The 21 year old had in fact summoned an Uber ride earlier, and is seen on her phone near a crowd gathered at a bar at around 2am last Friday night. A black Chevy Impala rolls up and she hops in the back seat.
When Samantha failed to turn up at The hub, an apartment complex in Columbia, where she was staying with friends and was unreachable via phone, they(her friends) contacted the police and filed a missing person report. This was around 1pm, Friday afternoon.
Just before 4pm, her body was discovered by turkey hunters in a rural wooded area about 65 miles from where she was last seen. Initial reports indicated that she had suffered multiple force sharp injuries to most parts of her body including the head and neck.
The police publicized details of the car around the same time the body was discovered. Around 3am Saturday morning, a canine officer spotted the car and asked the driver to step out. He briefly fled on foot before being chased on foot and taken into custody.
Samantha’s phone was discovered in the car along with lots of blood, a liquid bleach and other cleaning supplies. The suspect, Nathaniel Daniel Rowland-24 has been charged with kidnapping and murder. The investigation determined that Rowland was driving the Impala and pulled up near Bird Dog bar at 2:09am. Samantha Josephson was at the wrong place at the wrong time and entered Rowland’s car mistaking it for her Uber ride.
University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides offered his condolences to her loved ones while pleading with the students to be extra careful.
“Look out for one another, be active bystanders,” he said. “Travel in groups and stay together.”