Man to be charged with Temple University student's murder

Michele Moreno
September 3, 2017

Jenna Burleigh, 22, of Harleysville, disappeared after around 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, and was last seen off of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Philadelphia.

Temple Police posted the "Missing Person" advisory on Twitter with an image of Burleigh's face as well as what the 22 year old was last seen wearing. Police said they have no information to indicate the two had a previous relationship.

An intense search for Burleigh all day Saturday ended tragically when her body was found more than a 100 miles from Philadelphia in the rural northern Wayne County at a lakefront home of Hupperterz's grandmother.

Her father posted a status on Facebook earlier today saying: "Our Beautiful Angel Jenna is now in Heaven".

Ryan said the investigation led police to the property, and they found Hupperterz there.

Police also found 10 to 15 pillow-case sized bags of marijuana and about $20,000 in cash, according to the report.

Police officials could not be reached overnight to provide an update in the ongoing search.

Philadelphia police say Hupperterz will be charged with murder in the death of Burleigh. According to Zazyczny, the man said in the interview he and Burleigh parted ways later that night, and he hasn't seen her since. We want everyone to know that the community is safe.

"We still have a lot of unanswered questions".

As homicide charges are expected to be filed against a 29-year-old man in connection with a Temple University student's disappearance and death, police are sharing some details of their investigation.

"There are things we can not discuss right now, but there are also things we just don't know", he said. She reportedly transferred from Montgomery County Community College to the university for the fall semester. She was majoring in film and media arts, Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said.

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