Former Temple student charged in missing student's death

Former Temple student charged in missing student's death

Kerry Wise
September 3, 2017

Police say Burleigh's body was found in Wayne County Saturday on the property of Hupperterz' grandmother.

Police said Mr Hupperterz had "prior contact" with law enforcement but would not elaborate.

Police confirmed the search, but when asked about the reported evidence found in Hupperterz's home, Ryan said he could not comment on what may have been found.

Jenna Burleigh's body was found Saturday in Paupack Township, PA, more than 100 miles from the Philadelphia neighborhood where she was last seen alive, NBC10 reported.

Joshua Hupperterz, a 29 year old former Temple student, has been arrested and is being charged with the murder of Jenna Burleigh. She did confirm that police searched the home Friday night and could only say that credible information led them there.

Police have searched a home on the 1700 block of 16th Street, which is said to be the home of a friend of Jenna's.

Ms Burleigh was last seen around 2am on Thursday. Police also brought in a cadaver dog, but it did not find anything.

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Burleigh was a commuter student from Lower Salford Township.

Burleigh is a junior studying film and media arts.

Ms Burleigh's death has left her student community "heartbroken" and "devastated" over the loss of a "beautiful young woman" who embodied the "spirit of Temple".

Burleigh's father reacted to the news of her death on his Facebook page Saturday afternoon.

"She literally started classes on Monday", Betzner told the news organization.

"This really strikes home for you, particularly, thinking about the heartache and the grief that those parents must be going through right now", said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, adding that he also has a 22-year-old daughter.

Anyone with information about Burleigh is encouraged to call Temple Police at 215-204-1234 or the confidential tip line at 215-204-6493.