Friends of a University of South Carolina student who went missing early Friday morning are frantically trying to establish her whereabouts – enlisting the help of the police and the public in their efforts to locate her.
Samantha Lee Josephson, 21, of Robbinsville, New Jersey was last seen at around 2:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 29, 2019. At that time, she was walking on the 700 block of Harden Street in the Five Points region of downtown Columbia, S.C.
According to one of Josephson’s friends who spoke with us on condition of anonymity, the political science major is said to have gotten into a car shortly after 2:00 p.m. EDT but “then her Uber was cancelled.”
“Her phone was tracked to a house in the Rosewood (neighborhood) but she wasn’t there when (her) friends checked in,” the friend told us.
Josephson’s friends also checked in with local hospitals but there was no record of her being admitted anywhere in the city.
Here are two updates from the popular Twitter account Drinking Ticket, one of which references a “newer model Chevy Impala” as being the vehicle into which Josephson hopped prior to her disappearance.
Josephson is 5-foot-7, 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a bright orange shirt and black jeans at the time of her disappearance.
Here are two pictures of Josephson we were provided …
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Anyone with information related to Josephson’s disappearance is urged to contact Midlands Crime at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Columbia, S.C. police department at 803-545-3500.
The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) also has a missing persons number( 800-322-4453) if anyone believes they may have seen Josephson.
Hopefully Josephson is okay and her friends will be successful in their efforts to locate her.
UPDATE: Tragic news …
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