Two hunters found her body in a wooded area along a dirt road in a rural part of a nearby county a few hours after her friends called police, Holbrook said. He was being held in the Richland County jail.
She never returned home and her friends contacted police. Holbrook said, and they called the police around 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Hunters found Josephson's body Friday afternoon just hours after it was dumped, despite being left in an area that was "very hard to get to unless you knew how to get there", Holbrook said.
Marci Josephson said her daughter was planning to go to law school after graduating in May and described her as "bubbly, loving, kind and full of life".
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Rowland was stopped by Columbia police at 3 a.m. Saturday and ran off after being asked to step out of the vehicle, according to police.
Surveillance cameras also captured images of the auto she got into by mistake, a black Chevy Impala. "We'll miss her a lot". He says police found what appeared to be blood in his vehicle.
He said, "Our hearts are broken, they're broken. There is nothing tougher than to stand before a family and explain how a loved one was murdered", Chief Holbrook said.
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The State newspaper quotes Marci Josephson as saying Sunday that her daughter's killer has "taken away a piece of our heart, soul and life".
They say Rowland was stopped by police during a traffic stop early Saturday and ran off when he was asked to step out of the auto.
Gov. Henry McMaster said on Twitter Saturday that he's "devastated" about Josephson's death. Police have not released any details of the circumstances surrounding her death.
Samantha's boyfriend, Greg Corbishley, said Sunday the final time he spoke to Samantha was via FaceTime on Thursday, when she told him, "I was her person, and she loved me and that she could truly be herself around me", Corbishley said.
If the information doesn't match up, do not get into the auto, the company wrote on a blog post. "I sit here and cry while looking at the picture and write this", he said.
Josephson was a senior political science major at the University of SC.
'In cases when you are helping someone request a ride through Uber who may have had a few drinks or is unfamiliar with the app, help them double check that the driver and vehicle match the details in the app - before they get in the auto, ' wrote Wade Stormer, Uber's law enforcement liaison, in a blog post.