JACKSON, MISS– The Panola County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled a press conference for 10:30 Wednesday morning that could release updates of the case that’s had little leads in the past year.
Jessica Chambers was found burning alive in Courtland in December 2014. Until recently, there have been no major leads or breakthroughs in the case, despite many arrests branching off the investigation.
It is suspected that Quinton Tellis, a man wanted for the murder of a Lousiana-Monroe student might be charged with Chambers’ murder, reports WMC News in Memphis, but no official reports have come from the district attorney or the sheriff’s department yet.
Jessica Chambers, 19, was found December 6, 2014 after someone reported a burning car. She was rushed to a Memphis hospital where she later died. Her father, Ben Chambers, said investigators would not say exactly what his daughter said. But he said she was able to provide information that could help find her killer. Chambers said his daughter had been hit over the head and lighter fluid was poured down her throat and nose. An autopsy was done Monday. It indicated she died from severe burns that covered 98 percent of her body.
Lisa Chambers, Jessica’s mother, said her daughter did not have a boyfriend and had left home to wash her car and get something to eat the night she was killed. She attempted to speak right before she died, but it was never released what she said, if she was able to say anything.
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