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Body of Missing Temple University Student Found in Wayne County

PAUPACK TOWNSHIP — Investigators said the body of a missing Temple student was found in Wayne County. Jenna Burleigh, 22, was last seen leaving a bar near...

PAUPACK TOWNSHIP -- Investigators said the body of a missing Temple student was found in Wayne County.

Jenna Burleigh, 22, was last seen leaving a bar near Temple University in Philadelphia around 2 a.m. Thursday.

The investigation led police to a home in a gated community near Hawley. That's where police say they discovered Burleigh's body Saturday afternoon.

Police said the home belongs to the grandmother of Joshua Hupperterz, 29, of Philadelphia. Police say he was the last person seen with Burleigh.

Philadelphia police say Hupperterz will be charged with murder. Investigators said he admitted to elements of the crime.

Police also searched an apartment on North 16th Street in Philadelphia.

There is no word how Burleigh died, but police believe her body was taken from the apartment on North 16th Street to a home in Jenkintown before she was brought to Wayne County.

Burleigh was a commuter student at Temple from Lower Salford Township in Montgomery County. Her friends and family had been trying to reach her around the clock and when they could not, many feared the worst.

Investigators said Burleigh met Hupperterz at a bar the night she went missing. They do not believe there was any previous relationship between them.

Hupperterz was taken into custody in Wayne County and brought back to Philadelphia.

Court records show Hupperterz has two DUI convictions in Dunmore, a drug possession conviction in Wayne County, and a conviction for stealing a car in Scranton.

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