Samantha Josephson Biography – Samantha Josephson Wiki
Samantha Josephson was a Political Science major at the University of South Carolina and a native of Robbinsville Township, New Jersey. She was a graduate of Robbinsville High School’s class of 2015.
Samantha Josephson Age
She was 21 years old at the time of her death.
Samantha Josephson Missing
Samantha Josephson was reported missing after last being seen on Friday morning between 1:30 and 2 a.m. at The Bird Dog at 715 Harden Street in Five Points. She never returned to her downtown residence and repeated calls went unanswered. A suspect, Nathaniel David Rowland, is in custody in relation to the crime.
Samantha Josephson Death – Samantha Josephson Found Dead
Samantha Josephson was found dead less than a day after she was reported missing. Her body was found in a wooded area in Clarendon County by hunters.
Samantha Josephson’s death was first confirmed by her father, Seymour Josephson, in a Facebook post on Saturday 30 March, 2019.
Samantha father wrote: “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 of life. Samantha is no longer with us but she will not be for gotten. 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.”
Later, the University of South Carolina President Dr. Harris Pastides announced the news of Samantha’s death to the campus in a statement.
“Dear Carolina Family,
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. Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort. However, I take solace that the Carolina Family is here to embrace those who are hurting.
As you make plans for the weekend, remember the tenets of Stand Up Carolina: look out for one another, be active bystanders. Travel in groups and stay together. If you have not already done so, download the RAVE Guardian safety app, set up your profile and learn how to use it.
It has been a difficult week for our extended Carolina family. The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly painful few days as we have experienced loss on several of our campuses. As a family, let’s continue to pray for all the families experiencing heartache and grief this week.”
— University of South Carolina (@UofSC) March 30, 2019
Robbinsviile School District, where Josephson attended high school said in a statement: “Our hearts are heavy with grief and shock as we process the news of the sudden death of Samantha Josephson. On behalf of our board and entire school district, we want to extend our deepest sympathy and love to the Josephson family. Sami, a 2015 Robbinsville High School graduate, was a vibrant young woman with an infectious smile and a contagious laugh. Robbinsville is a strong and close-knit community and we will continue to find ways to care for and support our students, families, friends, staff, and community members as we hold the Josephson family in our hearts.”
How Did Samantha Josephson Die
At the moment, It’s still unclear how she died.
Samantha Josephson Killer (Nathaniel David Rowland)
Video surveillance footage showed Samantha Josephson getting into a black Chevy Impala around 2 a.m. on Harden Street outside of the Bird Dog bar.
According to police, On Saturday around 3 a.m., K-9 officers were on patrol looking for the suspect Impala and made a routine traffic stop. The officers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle at which time the suspect fled on foot. After a brief chase, officers were able to take the suspect into custody and realized when they got back to the vehicle that blood was inside.
SLED officials tested the blood in the vehicle, which matched the victim’s. The driver had a child seat in the back seat and had child safety locks on the car doors so the victim could not get out. There was evidence of blood in the trunk and passenger’s side of the vehicle as well as the victim’s cellphone in the passenger compartment. After reviewing all of the evidence, SLED charged Nathaniel David Rowland, 24, with kidnapping and murder in connection with Josephson’s death.
Samantha Josephson Parents – Samantha Josephson Family
Samantha Josephson’s father is Seymour Josephson. Her sister, Sydney, is a student at Drexel.