Police hunt for vicious killer in Mississippi – 19-year-old girl burned alive

December 10th, 2014 by Staff

Jessica Chambers managed to give information to first responds that could help investigators.


(MyFoxMemphis) PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. – Panola County employee Ben Chambers said he is still grieving and calling for the public’s help in coming forward with any information that will help solve his daughter’s fiery murder.  

He praised investigators for their work and cried over his daughter’s brutal murder. 

“The doctor told us in Memphis that they had squirted stuff in her mouth and she was burned so much deep down,” Chambers said.

District Attorney John Champion has confirmed that some kind of flammable liquid was used in the fiery killing of Jessica Chambers.

“I mean it’s bad. I have been doing this for 21 years and as far as the means of death it is certainly the worst I have dealt with,” said Champion.

Nobody has been arrested although investigators have interviewed many people. 

This investigation is complicated because the site of the murder is on a desolate road. 

Investigators may have caught a break because Jessica was captured on a surveillance camera at a gas station late Saturday. They also say they have cell phone evidence. 

“They won’t tell me really anything right now but they have her cell phone,” said Chambers. “I know they have some good leads, that’s all I know.” 

A man seen carrying gas can in surveillance video near Jessica Chambers as she gassed up Saturday evening in Courtland is not associated with the investigation Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby said.

Ben Chambers says he has been getting calls of support from around the country. 

“Saturday night they are all going to light a candle for my daughter you know its heart touching to know you got good people at a time even when there are bad people,” the father said.

There is a vigil for Jessica Chambers Saturday night, Dec. 13, on The Square in Batesville beginning at 5 pm. 


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