USC to award posthumous degree to slain NJ student Samantha Josephson

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A young woman from New Jersey who was murdered while away at school will be given her college degree posthumously.

Samantha Josephson, 21, of Robbinsville, New Jersey will be granted the degree at the May commencement at the University of South Carolina.

She went missing after getting into what she thought was an Uber last month.

She was abducted and killed.

Josephson was planning on going to law school at Drexel University after graduation.

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Wiping away tears, Samantha Josephsons parents held one another close at a vigil as reported by Christie Ileto during Action News at 11 on April 2, 2019.

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