PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A man accused of Killing a Temple University student earlier this year will stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Police say 29-year-old Joshua Hupperterz killed 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh after he met her at an off-campus bar back on August 31, just days after classes began for the semester.
The two were seen leaving the bar together around 2 a.m. on surveillance video, and Burleigh was later reported missing.
Police called Hupperterz to ask him about Burleigh’s whereabouts during their investigation, and were told that he did not remember who he had left the bar with because he “had been so drunk.” Investigators then spoke to a roommate of Hupperterz who they say provided valuable information.
A search warrant of Hupperterz’s off-campus apartment was conducted and police say they located evidence in addition to drugs and cash.
Burleigh’s body was found days later on a property belonging to Hupperterz’s grandmother in Wayne County.
Burleigh had just started at Temple as a junior transfer student.
Hupperterz is charged with murder, tampering with evidence, abuse of corpse and other related charges.