Police identify body as missing Temple student

Temple Student Jenna Burleigh Missing

A murder suspect moved a rubbish bin containing his victim's corpse more than 100 miles in an app-based taxi service after battering and strangling her to death, police in Philadelphia say.

Authorities say 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh went missing around 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, near Temple's campus.

Philadelphia police said Sunday a body found on property belonging to Hupperterz's relative was identified as Burleigh.

There was no indication Hupperterz and Burleigh knew each other previously, he added. "We stand ready to work with the authorities in their investigation".

Hupperterz, 29, was charged early Sunday with killing the Temple University student from Lower Salford, and he remains behind bars, having been denied bail.

Scranton police filed public drunkenness and similar misconduct charges against Hupperterz in September 2012, court documents show; the case is still listed as active.

Huppereterz is reported to have told detectives that he was so drunk on the night in question that he did not remember who he left the bar with.

In a Facebook post shared Saturday, Edward Burleigh called his daughter a "beautiful angel" who is now in heaven.

After speaking with Hupperterz's roommate, investigators obtained a search warrant for his apartment, just around the block from Pub Webb, Philadelphia police said.

Temple is offering on-campus counseling 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Tuttleman Counseling Services. She was majoring in film and media expressions.

A Souderton Area High School graduate, she recently transferred to Temple from Montgomery County Community College.

"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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