Missing student's body found in New Zion

Seymour Josephson Samantha Lee Josephson

Seymour Josephson Samantha Lee Josephson

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -A University of SC student, who was reported missing, has been found dead, USC President Harris Pastides announced Saturday.

'It is extremely hard to write this and post it but I love her with all my heart.

Seymour Josephson, Samantha's father, also appeared to confirm her death in his tribute to his daughter on social media, sharing a photo of himself and Samantha.

The Columbia Police Department had previously asked the public for help in tracking down Josephson, whom authorities said was last seen by friends at a local bar between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. Friday.

WIS reported that Josephson was reported missing by friends after she didn't return home or return phone calls.

Holbrook said Josephson, a senior political science major from New Jersey, had been hanging out with friends between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Friday morning at The Bird Dog at 715 Harden Street in Five Points.

The Robbinsville Township Facebook page posted a message expressing condolences to the family on behalf of Mayor Dave Friend and other township officials.

Holbrook says hunters found Josephson's body late Friday afternoon on a dirt road in Clarendon County, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometres) southeast of Columbia.

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Around 8:45 p.m. on Friday: Columbia Police Department tweeted a picture of Josephson and asked for the public's help locating her. Officers worked through the evening to find out what happened to Josephson before she got into the vehicle.

"Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort", it read. One suspect - Nathaniel David Rowland, 25 - was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with murder and kidnapping, police said. I could continue to write about her but it kills me.

Thousands have shared the post, as well as sending their condolences to Mr. Josephson and his family.

Authorities say the man who kidnapped and killed a SC college student who mistakenly thought she was getting in her ride share auto was arrested in the same area the next night.

Samantha was last seen at around 2am on Friday, when she was leaving after a night out with a group of friends in the Five Points area.

"As you make plans for the weekend", Pastides' letter continued, "remember the tenets of Stand Up Carolina: look out for one another, be active bystanders".

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides confirmed Saturday morning that Samantha Josephson, 21, is dead.

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