Cause of death revealed in case of slain college student who mistook suspect’s car for Uber


A South Carolina college student who was kidnapped and murdered after getting into a car she believed was her Uber died from being attacked with a sharp object. 

Investigators did not reveal the type of weapon used to kill Samantha Josephson, but said she suffered multiple sharp force injuries. 

The 21-year-old’s body was found Friday in a wooded field about 70 miles from where she disappeared. 

The University of South Carolina senior got into a car, thinking it was her Uber, but it was not. 

24-year-old Nathaniel Rowland is charged with murdering Josephson. 

He is being held in the Richland County Jail.

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