The suspect, Joshua Hupperterz, a former Temple University student, is charged with the murder of 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh and related offenses, according to Philadelphia police.
Police released pictures of Burleigh (seen below), who's from Lower Salford in Montgomery County.
The news organization reported that Pennsylvania State Police picked up the friend at his grandmother's home in Scranton on Friday afternoon.
Philly.com also reported that local surveillance cameras contained footage of the man walking with Burleigh to his house early Thursday morning. She did confirm that police searched the home Friday night and could only say that credible information led them there. Hupperterz gave a statement in which he "admitted to elements of the crime", police say.
Anyone with information is asked to call Temple Police at 215-204-1234. Charges against other individuals are possible.
The body of missing Temple University student Jenna Burleigh was found in Wayne County, according to WNEP.
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There were no immediate details as to where her body was found or the circumstances surrounding the discovery. Philadelphia police are set to hold a 7:45 p.m. news conference on this investigation.
Saturday morning, more than a dozen Philadelphia and Jenkintown officers arrived at a home on Cloverly Lane in Jenkintown, Montgomery County.
According to 6ABC, the friend's roommate told police he found what looked like blood stains in certain areas of the home.
Early Saturday Philadelphia police crime scene unit searched a home in Jenkintown, Pa.
Late Friday night, police responded to a home on the 1700 block of North 16 Street, almost a block from where Burleigh was last seen. Police also brought in a cadaver dog, but it did not find anything.