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Episode 198: Uber Rideshare Murder

At 2 AM in March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, 21,  ordered an Uber to take her home after a night out at a bar in Columbia, South Carolina. Outside the bar, she mistakenly got into a car driven by a man named Nathaniel Rowland, 27, who trapped her in the vehicle by activating its childproof locks,  then kidnapped and murdered her. Her body was found the following day by turkey hunters in the woods 65 miles away.
In court, Nathaniel Rowland’s ex-girlfriend, Maria Howard, testified she saw blood inside Nathaniel’s car hours after the victim vanished — and also saw him cleaning a hunting knife. She saw blood on the back seat and on the dashboard of his car, and a sheet had been draped over the seat. When she asked Nathaniel what had happened, he told her to “mind her own business”. Rowland was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

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Episode 198: Uber Rideshare Murder