University student in South Carolina, 21, is confirmed dead when she entered the car, she mistakenly thought her was uber and disappeared.
- Samantha Josephson, 21, passed away in Columbia, South Carolina Friday
- Friends saw her coming into a black Chevy Impala, she thought her was Uber
- Car was not her Uber and her actual driver canceled when she missed pickup
- University of South Carolina on Saturday confirmed that Samantha is dead
- Police have not yet confirmed where her body was found and how she died
After a hectic day of searching for a missing University of South Carolina student who entered a foreign car, it thought to be a uber, the school has confirmed that she is dead.
Samantha Josephson, 21, disappeared in Columbia in South Carolina early Friday, and on Saturday morning, USC's president confirmed that senior political lead is dead.
& # 39; It is with the heaviest hearts that I write these words this morning. Our prayers are with family and friends of Samantha Josephson after the devastating news of her death, "wrote President Harris Pastides in a statement.
Samantha's father in his hometown of Robinsville, New Jersey, also confirmed that she was in a heartbreaking Facebook posts
Samantha Josephson, 21, is confirmed dead after disappearing in Columbia, South Carolina last Friday. looked back in a family photo and just moments before they disappear.
Samantha entered this car, which she and her friends mistakenly thought were the uber she had ordered. The police are seeking information about the vehicle and its driver
Samantha's father (with her above) in her hometown of Robinsville, New Jersey, also confirmed that she passed in a heartbreaking Facebook post
"I will miss and love my baby girl for the rest of my life. Samantha is no longer with us but she is not forgotten," wrote Seymour Josephson, a sales manager with a technology company.
It's extremely difficult to write this and write 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 as I look at the picture and write it, "continued Josephson.
Samantha was last seen around 2am on Friday when she left after an evening with a group of friends in the Five Points area.  She left the Bird Dog bar alone and was discovered to enter a black Chevy Impala, which she and her friends thought was a uber she had ordered, testifying to the Daily Gamecock student newspaper.
When Samantha & # 39; s actual Uber driver arrived moments later, the driver canceled the trip when she did not come up for the pickup, witnesses said.
Samantha's friends and family were unable to get in touch with her and an urgent search all day was launched
Samantha, together with her parents in January 2018, is on her way to spending her vacation abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Samantha and her sister Sydney (right) together in Barcelona during her semester there ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
Samantha and her sister Sydney (right) together in Barcelona during her semester there
Samantha is seen in Paris in February 2018. She was out with friends and got into a car which she thought was her uber when she disappeared
Surveillance images released by the Columbia Police Department show the final picture of Samantha before she disappeared.
She is seen with an orange shirt and black pants and is talking on the phone.
The surveillance cameras also captured images of the car she entered into a bug, a black Chevy Impala. The police sought information from the public about the car and its driver.
No information has been published on where Samantha's body was found or its cause of death.
Richlands County Sheriff's Office told DailyMail.com that the Columbia Police Department is the investigative body of the case and refused to comment further.
The Columbia Police Department did not immediately send messages on Saturday about the question of whether death is being investigated as a murder.
Anyone with information about Samantha Josephson's disappearance and death is encouraged to call South Carolina CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
USC President's Full Declaration on Samantha Josephson's Death
Dear Carolina Family,
It is with the heaviest hearts that I write these words this morning. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson after the devastating news of her death. Times like these let me look for words of wisdom and comfort. However, I take comfort that the Carolina family is here to embrace those who hurt.
When you make plans for the weekend, remember the Stand Up Carolina principles: look out for each other, be active spectators. Travel in groups and stay together. If you have not already done so, download the security protection for the RAVE Guardian, create your profile and learn how to use it.
It has been a difficult week for our extended Carolina family. Loss of a student is never easy, but it has been a particularly painful day, as we have experienced losses on several of our campuses. As a family, let's continue to pray for all families experiencing heartache and grief this week.