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Jenna Burleigh, missing Temple student found dead, University statement mourns her death

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Missing Temple University student, Jenna Burleigh, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Her body was discovered on Saturday and police have reportedly arrested a 29-year old man suspecting him to be behind her death. He is set to be charged with her death and on several other causes.

Reports suggest that Jenna Burleigh was last seen at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, in the area of Pub Webb. A missing person’s report was filed soon after, but the girl couldn’t be seen. A massive search was launched by local, state and federal agencies to find the girl but to no avail. Later the agencies succeeded in locating her body. They also arrested the man with whom she was seen coming out of the bar on Thursday.


Earlier today, 29-year old Joshua Hupperterz was arrested and charged with the murder of Jenna Burleigh. The man was also charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and possession of an instrument of crime. He also faces multiple drug charges after police searched his 16th Street apartment and found drugs in the home.

Philadelphia Police after discovery of the Temple University’s body says, “Hupperterz informed [a detective] that he had been so drunk when he left the bar he had no recollection of who he had been with.”

Meanwhile Temple University officials have released a statement after the body of missing student Jenna Burleigh was found Saturday. “The Temple University family was deeply saddened today to learn of the death of Jenna Burleigh, 22, of Harleysville, Pennsylvania, who transferred to Temple this week,” the statement said.

The student had recently shifted to Temple University from Montgomery County Community College. She was reportedly majoring in film and media arts. “Our deepest sympathies go out to Jenna’s family and her classmates, both here at Temple and at Montgomery County Community College,” the statement said.

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