Temple University officials 'deeply saddened' by passing of Jenna Burleigh


Temple University officials 'deeply saddened' by passing of Jenna Burleigh

Philadelphia police say the body of a missing Temple University student has been found and a man will be charged in her death.

She transfered from Montgomery County Community College this year and majored in film and media arts, Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said.

Police believe Hupperterz and Burleigh had no prior relationship, and had met the night Jenna disappeared.

Pennsylvania State Police assisted the Philadelphia Police Department's investigation, which involved a person of interest in Paupack Twp., Trooper Mark Keyes said in a press release Saturday.

Police say a body presumed to be Burleigh's was found on lakefront property there owned by Hupperterz's grandmother.

During a news conference Saturday evening, police officials said the man had confessed to "elements of the crime" in the death of 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh, of Lower Salford.

A roommate reported to police that it looked like someone had tried to cover up blood stains in parts of the home.

Police searched several homes in Philadelphia, Jenkintown, and Lackawanna County, Pa.

"We need your help in finding Temple student Jenna Burleigh, who was last seen on August 31st at 2am", Temple police wrote in a tweet.

Homicide units were seen at the site of the home, as well as a cadaver dog, but the dog did not find anything.

Burleigh was last seen at about 2 a.m. Thursday, in the area of Pub Webb, a bar and restaurant along the 1500 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Anyone with information about Burleigh is encouraged to call Temple Police at 215-204-1234 or the confidential tip line at 215-204-6493.



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