Temple student found slain after leaving Philly bar with suspect

A 22-year-old Temple University student was found brutally slain Saturday in northeast Pennsylvania after leaving a Philadelphia bar with her suspected killer, according to police and reports.

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 Philly.

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 is expected to be charged in the woman’s death.

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.

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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 at the apartment around 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the Inquirer, citing a police source.

The Philly paper writes that police found blood splatters in the apartment and marijuana stash valued at $20,000.

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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