College student killed after getting into car she mistook for Uber

College student killed after getting into car she mistook for Uber

A 21-year-old student who went missing earlier this week has been confirmed dead by her father.

Samantha Josephson was not seen again after getting into the back of a stranger's car, after mistaking it for an Uber. Her designated Uber driver cancelled her ride when she failed to show at around 2am on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina.

Police have said that the 21-year-old got into a dark-coloured car which was allegedly a Chevrolet Impala.

Despite frantic searching, a day later, her father Seymour Josephson took to social media to announce she had died.

"I will miss and love my baby girl for the rest of life. Samantha is no longer with us but she will not be forgotten. 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," he wrote on Facebook.

The university of South Carolina, where Josephson was a political science student, also confirmed the news;

"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."

Police have not yet announced how Samantha died, or whether a formal investigation has been launched.