Missing Temple Student Found Dead; Fmr. Student Charged With Murder

Temple's student run newspaper, The Temple News, reported that Burleigh's family went to the university's police department Thursday night to report her missing.

Police said Hupperterz transferred the body from his apartment near the Temple campus to a property in Jenkintown, and then his grandmother's property in Wayne County. Philadelphia police believe a body found today in Paupack Township is 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh.

The lakefront home where Burleigh was found belongs to Hupperterz's grandmother.

What started as a missing-person investigation turned into a homicide in this heartbreaking case, police said.

Burleigh, 22, was a commuter student from Lower Salford Township, Pa.

When asked about the relationship between Huppererz and Burleigh, Ryan said the two did meet at Pub Webb and were seen leaving together on surveillance video in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Early Saturday Philadelphia police crime scene unit searched a home in Jenkintown, Pa.

Jenna Burleigh
Jenna Burleigh

Jenna's aunt confirmed her passing to The Tab shortly after her father's status was published.

YC discovered that her body was found in Wayne County.

"Our lovely angel is now in heaven", he posted.

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. "Now I know for sure that you can have a "broken heart" RIP honey", Burleigh's uncle, Ed Burleigh, wrote on Facebook Saturday. She was majoring in film and media arts, Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said. "Please share any information". There was no word on the circumstances or cause of Burleigh's death.

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".

Temple is offering on-campus counseling 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Tuttleman Counseling Services.

  • Rogelio Becker