Slain South Carolina student apparently mistook suspect’s car for Uber ride

Slain South Carolina student apparently mistook suspect’s car for Uber ride

A man has been charged in the murder of a University of South Carolina student who may have gotten into his car mistakenly believing that it was her Uber ride. Nathaniel Rowland, 24, was charged with the murder and kidnapping of Samantha Josephson, 21, who was last seen outside of Five Points bar in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday.

David James
David James 1 year

Terrible. But easily avoidable (for women): 1. don't get wasted and 2. don't go alone. Not too much to ask a little bit of common sense and minimum self control.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 1 year

Warm up the chair.

Paul M
Paul M 1 year

No mugshot on CBS? Wonder why.

Thumper Plexed
Thumper Plexed 1 year

Another tragic turn of events, but at least she was located and they have a suspect in custody. Far too many people have been and continue to be disappeared into unsolved mysteries. Also another example to always try and keep your wits about you as best you can (as hard as that may be after exiting a bar or club after a night of partying). We teach our kids to never take rides from strangers, but as they get older and start going out more we then tell them to make sure they get home safe which then leads to sometimes taking rides with strangers? So ya... I guess the moral of the story is that even if you follow the rules and try to be as responsible as possible bad things can and do still happen. Sad to see a promising young life cut short due to trust being misplaced.

J Fluoride
J Fluoride 1 year

I wonder if this piece of s#!t was out trolling for a victim posing as a Uber or Lyft driver. Or if just by chance she accidentally got into the car of a homicidal rapist psychopath and it was a crime of opportunity.

dindu jujitsu
dindu jujitsu 1 year

Lemme axe, when do you never relax?

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

She relaxed.

Gedorrah 1 year

literally how? you get the license plate AND a picture of the driver AND the carmodel. how can you confuse someone for an uber driver?

Bingo Dingo
Bingo Dingo 1 year


General Zap
General Zap 1 year

No surprise. People using ride-sharing are so zombie-like...

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 1 year

We all have the right to feel safe and to be safe, but sadly, that is not how the real world works. Some people are monsters, and they don't give two shits about your women's rights. All that talk of "teach men not to rape," is fucking useless. You need to be proactive about your own safety. I know that women like to think they can take care of themselves and be independent, but not even men are safe when they're drunk and isolated. What happened to this girl is so fucking sad. Raising a child to this age is damn tough. To have to bury her right as she's about to blossom into adulthood has got to be the most excruciating thing for any parent to go through. I hope her family will be able to pull through this.

DeathPetals 1 year

If you're too stupid to tell the difference between an Uber and a psycho killer...maybe you should just stay home. The Senators nauseating comments only add to the irritation. If this hadn't happened to someone white and privileged they'd have spun it like they were trying to carjack them. Ignorant ass bullshit.

sebastien dupuy
sebastien dupuy 1 year

She should have paid attention though it sucks that it still happened

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 1 year

oddly vague headline. she died? how? was she murdered? did she have a heart attack? allergic reaction? I'm not one to go about making assumption about current events

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

She’s dead because she was murdered not because she got into the wrong car. No race mentioned? Why?

Firas 1 year

Glad I'm still alive. The only time I used an Uber I got into the wrong car!

Korvin Carry
Korvin Carry 1 year

forgive me if im wrong, but isnt there supposed to be a massive sticker on the cars window to show its uber? if it didnt have that and she just got into another car, then she mustve been stupid, beyond blackout drunk, or a mix of the two. yeah, its horrible it happened, but she played a part in her own death here, plain as day.

Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt 1 year

There’s more to this story we will never know. The guy couldn’t possibly have been riding around waiting for a woman to accidentally get in his car to kill. If she got in without saying anything he would have thought he scored, so sex would be a top priority for him, not murder. If she was wasted she might have been insulting. Or once she realized the mistake she might have lost her mind. He perhaps killed her out of blind fear. Being Me Too’d isn’t the worst thing that can happen to a man, but it’s pretty high up there.

Eugene S
Eugene S 1 year

A White woman MURDERED by a Black man! And the liberal news does not care! Just think of the NATIONAL OUTRAGE had a Black woman was MURDERED by a White man! There would be PROTESTS & RIOTS IN THE STREETS! But, nothing but Samantha's mother outraged by her daughter's death. No true "justice" for Samantha!

Alex B
Alex B 1 year

Want to bet it was an immigrant?

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