The hunt for suspects in the Jessica Chambers murder case continues. Chambers, 19, was burned alive by unknown assailants. A murder investigation has been launched in Panola County, Mississippi due to the unusual nature surrounding Chambers’ death. According to reports, Chambers was able to talk to first responders before she died and that she used her last words to describe her killer. However, what she said to the paramedics have not been revealed to the public.
Chambers was found on a road in Courtland after firefighters received reports of a burning car. When firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene, they saw Chambers walking down the road covered in flames.
Ben Chambers, Jessica’s father, talked to WDBD-TV about what happened. “They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out,” Mr. Chambers, who works as a mechanic for Panola County Sherriff’s Department, said. “She had a big gash on top of her head. When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire. The only part of her body that wasn't burned was the bottom of her feet.”
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A surveillance video was released of Jessica in a gas station 90 minutes before the incident. The footage shows Chambers waving to someone off camera and talking to them. According to convenience store manager Ali Fadhel, Chambers was a regular. During the night of the incident, he said he saw her talking to someone when she arrived and that she received a phone call on her way out of the store. Fadhel said that after she pumped gas, she re-entered the store to buy cigarettes and then she drove away.
Assistant District Attorney Jay Hale says he can’t comment on Fadhel’s statements. “We're interviewing every possible witness. These witnesses certainly could be possible suspects,” he said.