College student killed after getting into car she mistook for Uber

Women are always being cautioned to be careful on a night out because, unfortunately, it’s still a very dangerous world out there. Recently, a 21-year-old college student was reported missing, but has since been confirmed dead by her father.

Samantha Josephson’s tragic story began when she got into the back of a stranger’s car, having mistaken it for her Uber. The actual Uber driver that had been assigned to her, canceled the ride after she failed to show up around 2 am Friday morning in Columbia, South Carolina.

Police have released that the 21-year-old student got into a dark-colored car, an alleged Chevrolet Impala.

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…

Posted by Seymour Josephson on Saturday, March 30, 2019

After a day of desperate searching and general panic and concern, her father, Seymour Josephson, posted to social media that Samantha had died. 

“I will miss and love my baby girl for the rest of life. Samantha is no longer with us but she will not be forgotten. It is extremely hard to write this and post it but I love her with all my heart. I could continue to write about her but it kills me. I sit here and cry while looking at the picture and write this,” he posted to Facebook.

Samantha was a political science student at The University of South Carolina. The university also confirmed the sad news:

Funeral will be held on Wednesday April 3rd at 12PM with services at Congregation Beth Chaim 329 Village Road East…

Posted by Seymour Josephson on Sunday, March 31, 2019

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write these words this morning. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson following the devastating news of her death.”

Police still have not released how Samantha died, or whether there has been a formal investigation conducted. 


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