Temple University student, 22, found slain after leaving Philadelphia bar with suspected assailant – New York Daily News


A 22-year-old Temple University student was reportedly found brutally slain Saturday after leaving a Philadelphia bar with her suspected killer.


Jenna Burleigh was reported missing Friday after disappearing from a popular bar near the Temple campus early Thursday. Her body was found at a home 140 miles north of Philadelphia.


Former Temple student Joshua Hupperterz, 29, was arrested in her death Saturday. He had a scratched face at the time of his arrest and a source told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he attributed the cuts to a broken bowl.


He confessed to “elements of the crime,” police told reporters, and he was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and drug offenses, court records reveal.

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Hupperterz was held without bail.


The lakefront home where Burleigh was found belongs to Hupperterz’s grandmother. Police believe Burleigh, of Harleysville, was killed in Philadelphia and then taken to the Waye County property.

Joshua Hupperterz, 29, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and drug offenses, court records reveal.

Joshua Hupperterz, 29, was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and drug offenses, court records reveal.

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She was last seen on surveillance footage leaving the bar and walking with Hupperterz to his apartment.


A neighbor heard screams coming from the apartment around 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the Inquirer, citing a police source.

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Police found blood spatters in the apartment and marijuana stash valued at $20,000, writes the Philly paper.


Temple University President Richard Englert said Burleigh transferred from Montgomery County Community College a week prior and planned on studying 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,” Englert said in a statement. 

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