Prosecutors say information from the cell phone of a teenager
who was set on fire and left to die is providing some leads as
to what may have happened to the her in the hours leading up to
the attack on her.
According to a CNN story, law enforcement authorities searched
data and phone records from Jessica Chambers' cell phone after
getting a warrant to compel Google and her cell phone provider
to allow access to the phone's contents.
According to an Associated Press story, Chambers, 19, was seen
at a convenience store in Courtland, Mississippi, less than two
hours before she was found next to her burning car. She had
been doused with a flammable liquid and set ablaze.
Chambers was transported to a hospital in Memphis. She died on
John Champion, district attorney for Mississippi's 17th Circuit,
told CNN that Chambers had been able to speak to firefighters as
they arrived on scene, but would say only that what she told
them, "has certainly given us a lead we're following up on."
The Associated Press reported Thursday:
Chambers' mother spoke to her daughter about an hour before her
"She was like, 'I'm cleaning out my car and I'm going to go get
something to eat and be home to clean my room up," her mother
"She loved life, she loved everybody," her mother said. "She
would do a monster face and stick her tongue out ... She's done
that since she was about 3 years old."
Among the clues investigators are examining: surveillance video
showing Chambers at a gas station, cellphone records from
numerous people, unspecified evidence from her car and
interviews with potential witnesses.
"There's just not a lot of street talk out there about who may
or may not have done this," Champion said at a news conference.
"We feel like somebody out there has heard something."
Authorities are asking the public for help in the investigation.
A twitter account, #JessicaChambers, and a Facebook page called
Justice for Jessica has put the case front and center of social
media. The Facebook page has drawn more than 97,000 "likes."
yanceyderringer2 1 hour ago
Where is her dad?
Jason Delrose 2 hours ago
Whoever did this is an animal. On an unrelated note, she had
just ended her relationship with an African-American male. My
AuburnBullet 1 hour ago
@Jason Delrose That's very interesting. I'm guessing that the
"brutha" knows something about this. ..such a tragedy... I wish
sometimes I could name the punishment for such animals. I am
sure I could come up with a way to put this guy(s) through "pure
hell on earth" before he gets to REAL hell.
AfricanQueen2 2 hours ago
This is absolutely atrocious! It takes some kind of SICK
INDIVIDUALS to burn someone alive!
Condolences to Mr & Mrs Chambers..... I can't even imagine.
I hope they find her mudererS.
That said... When and where will the protest be? Will Al
Sharpton be there to give the Eulogy?
lakidnitro 3 hours ago
Color doesn't matter, make sure he or she that did it is set on
fire and not sitting in a cell watching TV!
AuburnBullet 1 hour ago
@lakidnitro they should bring back "burning at the stake" for
this SOB... and that still wouldn't be enough.