Missing Temple student Jenna Burleigh found dead

She had been missing since Thursday

UPDATE: Autopsy examination shows the cause of Burleigh's death was a combination of blunt force trauma and strangulation.

NBC reports Jenna Burleigh was transported inside a storage bin from Hupperterz's North Philadelphia apartment. Investigators believe she died in his apartment and then transported to his mother's home in Jenkintown. Burleigh's body remained there overnight and afterwards, Huppereterz used Lyft car to transport Burleigh's remains to Wayne County.

It is believed that Jenna Burleigh has been found dead following a search of a house in Philadelphia.

Her father posted a status on Facebook earlier today saying: “Our Beautiful Angel Jenna is now in Heaven. Now I know for sure that you can have a 'broken heart' RIP honey."

Jenna's aunt confirmed her passing to The Tab shortly after her father's status was published.

Jenna is believed to have gone missing following a night out at Pub Webb.

After talking to TUPD, Burleigh's aunt, Maureen Zazyczny told The Tab Burleigh left the bar with an unnamed man who was later questioned by police. According to Zazyczny, the man said in the interview he and Burleigh parted ways later that night, and he hasn't seen her since.

This man is now being identified as Joshua Hupperterz, 29 and a former Temple student, who was last seen walking with Burleigh to his house early Thursday morning on local surveillance cameras.

Police executed a search warrant for Hupperterz's home where they found blood spattered near the kitchen sink, rear door, and on a trash can lid, along with 10 to 15 pillow-case size bags of marijuana and about $20,000 in cash, according to Philly.com.

WNEP reports Hupperterz drove to Wayne County this weekend, which led police to a home in a gated community near Hawley, PA.

Investigators say it is the home Hupperterz's grandmother, where they discovered Burleigh’s body on the grandmother’s property in Wayne County. There is no word yet on how she passed away.

A neighbor had also heard screams coming from Hupperterz's home around 4 a.m. Thursday.

Earlier today, authorities issued a search warrant for a house in Scranton after picking up one of Jenna's friends for questioning according to Action News.

Philadelphia police say Hupperterz will be charged with murder in the death of Burleigh.

He was taken into custody by police in Paupack Township, Wayne County.

6ABC reports police believe Burleigh was killed in Philadelphia and transported to Wayne County.

Temple police were contacted for comment.

Temple President, Richard M. Englert has sent all students an email regarding Burleigh's death and reminder to use counseling services at Tuttleman Counseling Services during this tragic time if needed.

UPDATE: NBC10 reports Hupperterz was arrainged Sunday morning with the murder of Jenna Burleigh. He is being charged with murder, abuse of corpse, tampering with and fabricating evidence.

Hupperterz is also being held without bail.

We will update the story as more details become clear.

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