Parents of girl stabbed by 'man posing as her Uber driver' speak out

Mail Online | 4/15/2019 | Jennifer Smith For
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The parents of a college student who was stabbed to death, allegedly by a man who claimed he was her Uber driver, have spoken out to call for technology that will make ride-sharing safer.

Samantha Josephson, 21, died in South Carolina last month after getting into Nathaniel David Rowland's car. Police say he posed as her Uber driver then enabled child lock once she was in the vehicle to kill her.

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His family say he is innocent and that he was passed out at a party when it happened. They claim someone stole his car and that they are responsible for the young woman's killing.

On Monday, Samantha's parents Seymour and Marci appeared on Good Morning America to pay tribute to her and to advance their campaign to make ride-sharing safer.

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They are calling for a change in the law which requires all ride-sharing drivers to display a sing in their window, have front license plates and to have QR codes in both of their backseat windows for passengers to scan before they get inside.

'We grow up teaching our kids not to get in cars with strangers and what do we do?

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'We get in cars with strangers,' Seymour said.

Samantha was a student at the University of South Carolina. On March 29, she requested an Uber to take her home from a night out with friends at around 3am.

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She was shown on surveillance camera footage getting into Rowland's black Chevy Impala then was not heard from again.

The young woman's body was found nearby by turkey hunters the next day and Rowland was arrested.

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Police found Samantha's cell phone in the back seat of his car along with her blood.

Authorities say he put the child lock on in the car to stop her from escaping.

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