A South Carolina man was charged with the kidnapping and brutal murder of a 21-year-old New Jersey University student from South Carolina who mistakenly got into his car because he thought he was their Uber driver , Columbia Police chief William Holbrook said late Saturday night that Nathaniel Rowland, 24, had been picked up at a transit point and Samantha Josephson's blood had been found in his car, Fox News reported.
After he killed her, he dropped her body into a wooded area. Policemen said.
Josephson, who had been traveling with friends at the popular Bird Bar bar in Columbia, planned to attend the law of Drexel University in Philadelphia this fall.
After getting into Rowland's car, the real Uber The driver appeared, but left because she was not there.
Her body was found by two hunters in a rural area near Rowland's house.
The police initiated traffic blocks and asked Rowland to get out of his car. He started on foot, but was released after a brief persecution.
Josephson's friends had called the police when they were not found in their downtown residence and did not answer calls.
The authorities refused to comment on how the political science major had died.
Holbrook said on Saturday night, "Our heart is broken. It's no harder to stand in front of a family and explain how a loved one was murdered. "
Her father, Seymour Josephson, posted a heartbreaking quote on Facebook:" I'll miss my little girl forever and love of life.
"I could keep writing about her, but it kills me. I sit here and cry while looking at the picture and write this, "he said, pointing to a shot of his proud father and a smiling Samantha posing on a couch with her right arm around his shoulders. [1