Temple Student Jenna Burleigh Missing

Posted September 03, 2017

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

Philadelphia Police held a press conference this evening announcing they have recovered Jenna Burleigh's body in Wayne County, about 25 miles east of Scranton.

Philadelphia Police Capt. John Ryan, commanding officer of the homicide unit, wouldn't elaborate on what information police received from Hupperterz.

It was at that house in Hawley, Pa., that investigators found the body of 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh, Fox 29 reported.

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While police officials discussed the facts of the case, Burleigh's family gathered inside their two-story brick house in a quiet, upscale subdivision in Harleysville.

Police said the investigation is still in its early phases and they are expecting to release more details. According to Philadelphia police, the investigation led from a home on the 1700 block of North 16th Street, then to a home in Jenkintown, Pa., then finally to Paupack Township in Wayne County.

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

"This really strikes home for you, particularly, thinking about the heartache and the grief that those parents must be going through right now", said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, adding that he also has a 22-year-old daughter.

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The cause and manner of Burleigh's death are still unknown, and investigators don't think the murder was premeditated. Apparently, she was likely killed in Philadelphia, then transported to Hupperterz's mother and stepfather's home in Jenkintown, then moved again to a home in Paupack Township.

Burleigh's father reported her missing to Lower Salford police on Friday.

"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.

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