Police say they are still investigating whether or not anyone else could be involved.
State Police charged Joshua Hupperterz, 29, of Jenkintown, with brutally killing Burleigh. A search of his residence "revealed further evidence into the investigation and narcotics", according to police.
They found Burleigh's corpse along with Huppereterz at his grandmother's home in Wayne County over the weekend, NBC Philadelphia reports.
He was ordered held without bail.
On Saturday, a body presumed to be Burleigh's was discovered at the home, police said. Ryan did not give further details about the crime scenes, but said that Hupperterz had confessed to "elements of the crime".
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Police believe Hupperterz used a Lyft to transport her body inside a storage bin to his grandmother's lake front property where the remains were later found.
The next day, Edward Burleigh said he hadn't heard from his daughter, which was unusual, so he drove to the university to see if she was there.
The suspoect, who is a former student at high-ranking Temple - where Burleigh was enrolled - was also charged him with drugs offences after finding large quantities of marijuana and $20,000 (£15,500) in cash.
"He tried claiming he was on the football team", Temple senior Ahmad Goode said.
Temple University president Richard M. Englert said in a statement the community was "deeply saddened" to learn of Burleigh's death.
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 arts, Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said.
A Souderton Area High School graduate, she recently transferred to Temple from Montgomery County Community College. "Particularly thinking about the heartache and grief that those parents must be going through right now".
Burleigh's father received the news of her death on Saturday, writing in a Facebook post, "Our Beautiful Angel Jenna is now in Heaven".