“Authorities have charged a man with murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson.
“At a press conference Saturday evening, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said that 25-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland had been charged after a joint investigation by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Columbia police.
“According to Holbrook, friends of Josephson filed a missing persons report for her around 1:30 p.m. Friday after the 21-year-old could not be contacted and did not return to The Hub, an apartment complex in Columbia where she lived with friends.
“Just before 4 p.m. Friday, Clarendon County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a body found in a rural area. Turkey hunters found the body in field near a wooded area about 40 feet off a dirt road.”
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