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Missing Hour Holds Clue to #JusticeforJessica

PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. – Investigators are still running down active leads, but have no suspect(s) in the death of Jessica Chambers, the Panola County woman found burning alive December 6.

Again the public is being asked to help.  Tuesday afternoon, District Attorney John Champion, released a time line of Chambers’ final hours.  “What we know at this point is that in the morning until about 5 in the afternoon, she was in her residence,” he explained.  “We know that she received a phone call around 5 o’clock and shortly thereafter left and went to Gurley’s store.”

Champion said after being at the store for a short time, Chambers left and went to a house in Courtland, was later seen in the Highway 6 area; and by 7:31p.m., she was back at the location where she was eventually found burning.

“The next information we have is that the fire call came in at 8:09:56.  So we got basically an hours gap between 6:30 and 7:31where we are not sure.”

By publicizing the timeline, Champion said he hoped it would jog someone’s memory and eventually help them find Chambers’ killer(s).  Anyone who may have seen or heard from Chambers during that hour time frame is asked to please contact police.

A reward of $54,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

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