ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (CBS) — Samantha Josephson was killed Friday when she got into a car she mistakenly thought was her Uber. On Tuesday, a vigil was held in her hometown of Robbinsville.
A father facing tremendous grief, a boyfriend mourning and a community came together to remember the 21-year-old Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina.READ MORE: Delaware County Black Caucus Demanding Accountability Following Fatal Shooting 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Police say Nathaniel Rowland stabbed and killed her after she got into his sedan, mistaking it for her Uber.
“He was a monster, right? What he did was — I don’t want anybody else to go through it as a parent,” Seymour Josephson said.
In front of hundreds who gathered to remember his daughter, Seymour Josephson pleaded with those gathered to be extra vigilant while using ride-sharing apps.READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, Victim's Father And Friend Hospitalized
“I’m telling you, this is not something you would ever want to do. You don’t want to go through this,” he said.
Many shared funny memories of the quirky student destined for law school at Drexel University on a full ride.
And all gathered hoped such a tragedy never hits home again.MORE NEWS: Lost Bet Leads To Eagles' Jason Kelce Going Bleach Blonde Like Zach Ertz
Josephson’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Princeton Junction.