A Temple University student who went missing early Thursday morning has been found dead, and a suspect is charged with her murder.
On Friday, September 1, 2017, at approximately 8:45PM, Pennsylvania State Police found Mr. Hupperterz in Hawley Pa approximately 141 miles from Philadelphia where he was taken into custody and transported to Central Detectives for further investigation into the disappearance of Jenna Burleigh. "We are aggressively investigating, continuing our investigation working with our police partners from Philadelphia and Lower Salford".
Murder charges will be filed against Joshua Hupperterz, 29, who was last seen with Burleigh on Thursday morning, according to the report.
Police said the investigation is still in its early phases and they are expecting to release more details.
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The scene will be searched and processed by the Pennsylvania State Police and the body investigation will be handled by the Wayne County Coroner's Office. He did not rule out the possibility of other arrests, though he described Hupperterz as the "primary individual" involved in Burleigh's death.
According to 6ABC, homes in Jenkintown and Lackawanna County were also searched.
Ed Burleigh, Jenna's father, posted about his daughter's death in a Facebook post Saturday evening, saying his daughter was "now in heaven".
He also said police do not think the murder was premeditated. "We do unfortunately believe that she was killed, but we don't know how".
Police found blood, large quantities of drugs and cash in Hupperterz's North Philadelphia home, a police source said, which sits around the corner from Pub Webb, a bar where Burleigh apparently met him for the first time. The school's president said Burleigh had just joined the Temple community this week as a junior transfer student from Montgomery County Community College, majoring in film and media arts.