There was much talk in court Thursday about a blue plastic bin or tote tub that prosecutors believe Joshua Hupperterz used to stuff Temple University student Jenna Burleigh’s body in after he allegedly murdered her.
Prosecutors called to the stand a Lyft driver who drove Joshua Hupperterz to his grandmother’s residence in Lakeville, Pennsylvania. The Lyft driver alleges that Hupperterz instructed him that if he turned off the Lyft app and drove to a different destination, Hupperterz would give him $200 in cash.
The Lyft driver stated Hupperterz instructed him to go to a house in Jenkintown so he could pick some things up. Upon arrival in Jenkintown, he says that Hupperterz went into the garage of the house and came out with an elderly man carrying a blue tote, and placed it in the back of his hatchback.
Hupperterz proceeded to get back into the car and instructed the driver to drive to another address, this time in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The address they drove to was Hupperterz’ grandmother’s house. The driver went on to state that once they arrived to their destination, he helped Hupperterz carry the blue tote out of the car.
The driver noticed that the tote was extremely heavy and jokingly asked “what do you have in here, bricks?” Hupperterz reportedly said that inside of the tote were a bunch of books.
Prosecutors believe that Hupperterz went to his grandmother’s residence to allegedly hide Jenna Burleigh’s body.