Nathaniel David Rowland, man accused of killing Samantha Josephson, to appear in court, Sunday

Nathaniel David Rowland, who has been charged with kidnapping and murdering 21-year-old Samantha Josephson is scheduled to appear in court, Sunday.

Rowland is scheduled to appear in front of a judge at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center at 2 p.m.

Josephson, a University of South Carolina student, appeared to be waiting for an Uber she ordered to take her home, said Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook at a press conference Saturday evening. Josephson was last seen on surveillance cameras on Harden Street in the early morning hours of Friday.

Josephson’s body was discovered by two turkey hunters in an isolated area off of Black Bottom Road in New Zion, in Clarendon County, about 70 miles from Columbia.

Rowland, the man accused of killing Josephson, was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop early Saturday morning, a couple of blocks from Five Points. When Rowland was pulled over, officers observed what was later identified as Josephson’s blood. Her cellphone, bleach, wipes and window cleaner were also found in the car, Holbrook said.

Josephson was a 21-year-old political science major at the University of South Carolina from Robbinsville, NJ who planned to go to law school.

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