A man is charged with kidnapping and killing a South Carolina college student who police say mistakenly got into his car, and the Blue Earth County Attorney is asking people who use rideshare services to take precautions.
Prosecutor Pat McDermott said, “If it’s a licensed rideshare individual, they will know them by name; they should know their license plate number; they should know the vehicle description. It’s easy just to make sure that those types of things match so you are getting into the correct vehicle.”
“They send you a picture of the driver,” McDermott added, “It’s just taking that extra 30 seconds or so to make sure you’re dealing with the right person.
Police in South Carolina say 21-year-old Samantha Josephson was seen on surveillance video getting into a vehicle registered to 25-year-old Nathaniel Rowland, who is now charged with murder and kidnapping. They add that Josephson’s cell phone was found in his car.