COLUMBIA, SC. (THECOUNT) — Samantha Josephson has been identified by the Special Victims Unit Investigators with the Columbia Police Department as the missing USC student.

Josephson, 19, was last seen by friends between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. this morning on the 700 block of Harden Street, in Columbia, SC.


Josephson’s friends became concerned when she didn’t show up at her downtown residence or repeated phone calls.

CPD investigators are currently reviewing video to determine the last location she was seen, reports Live5News.

Shortly after 2:00 a.m., Josephson was seen on surveillance video getting into a dark vehicle, possibly a newer model Chevy Impala.

Josephson is described as being white, 145 lbs and 5’7” tall. She has long brown hair and brown eyes.

Geo quick facts: Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It’s home to the South Carolina State House, a Greek Revival building set in gardens dotted with monuments. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a huge park with animal enclosures and botanical gardens. A diverse collection spanning centuries is on display at the Columbia Museum of Art. Dating to 1823, the Robert Mills House is a mansion and museum surrounded by ornate gardens – wikipedia.