Missing college student found dead

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A man has been charged with the murder of a missing Temple University student whose body was found over the weekend in northeastern Pennsylvania.

A 22-year-old Temple University student, whose remains were transported more than 100 miles away from where she was last seen, died from blunt trauma and strangulation, according to the Wayne County Coroner's Office.

After searching a home in Jenkintown on Saturday, police found the woman's body at a property owned by Hupperterz's relative in Wayne County, 141 miles from the city.

Jenna Burleigh
Jenna Burleigh

Waymart police charged Hupperterz, who court documents show as living at 69 East Shore Drive, Hawley, at the time, with various drug-related crimes July 4, 2013.

It wasn't known if Hupperterz is represented by a lawyer. "We stand ready to work with the authorities in their investigation".

Josh Hupperterz, a former Temple University student, was charged Sunday morning with killing Burleigh.


An undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Joshua Hupperterz of Philadelphia.

State police at Honesdale assisted Philadelphia police and the FBI with the current investigation.

Burleigh's dad, Ed Burleigh, posted a sad message on his Facebook page on Saturday, saying: "Our Beautiful Angel Jenna is now in Heaven".


Huppereterz is reported to have told detectives that he was so drunk on the night in question that he did not remember who he left the bar with. She was majoring in film and media expressions.

Philadelphia police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said Saturday the case had struck a deep chord with him as the father of a 22-year-old himself.

Burleigh was with Hupperterz at around 2 a.m.at Pub Web near Temple's main campus.


"Our deepest sympathies go out to Jenna's family and her classmates, both here at Temple and at Montgomery County Community College", Englert said.

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