Investigating the death of USC student Samantha Josephson

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – The investigation continues into the death of Samantha Josephson, the University of South Carolina student who was murdered after getting into a car she believed belonged to an Uber driver.

According to the Associated Press, police say 24-year-old Nathaniel Rowland attacked Josephson after she got into his car in the Five Points area early Friday morning

Her body was found in a rural area of Clarendon County, about 65 miles from Columbia, later that afternoon.

Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock said the student received several injuries from a “sharp object,” but did not specify what kind of weapon was used.

The wounds were discovered on her head, neck, face, upper body, leg and foot.

On Wednesday, investigators searched Rowland’s last known address and the area where her body was found.

The property owners told NBC’s WIS in Columbia that law enforcement told him they are searching his entire property in relation to the Josephson investigation.

There is no word what, if anything, was found during the search.

Meantime, friends and family gathered to honor Josephson’s life during a funeral Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey.

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