Josephson, a 21-year-old USC senior, was last seen alive early Thursday morning entering a black Chevrolet Impala outside a Columbia bar, according to previous Cox Media Group reports. Friends and family were unable to get in touch with her the following day.
Early Saturday, Josephson’s family confirmed that she had been found dead. Columbia police said in a press conference that they’ve arrested a suspect in Josephson’s death, 24-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland. It’s believed that Rowland was the driver of the Impala that Josephson mistakenly got into.
“She simply, mistakenly, got into the car thinking it was an Uber ride,” said Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook.