December 12, 2014

Jessica Chambers - teen murder victim in Courtland, Mississippi

Jessica Chambers
Jessica Chambers, age 19, died on December 7, 2014, at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Jessica was seen on December 6, 2014, at a gas station and convenience store located on a highway in Courtland, Mississippi.  Courtland is a town in Panola County and is about 70 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. The population was 460 at the time of the 2000 U.S. Census. 

Jessica didn't indicate to anyone at the store that anything was wrong or that she was being followed or harassed in any way. She was smiling and acting normal.

An hour and a half later, deputies responded to reports of a burning car and found Jessica on fire outside of her vehicle. It is believed that a fire starting liquid had been squirted into her mouth before she was set on fire by her murderer. 

Jessica was flown to a hospital in Memphis. Most of her body was burned and she had a large gash on her head. Tragically she died early the next morning.

Family members have speculated that someone pulled up to Jessica's car, attacked
Angels of God, pray for Jessica and for those who
have lost her.
her and then set her on fire to cover their tracks.

It is believed that Jessica may have named her assailant before she died but the police have not confirmed this.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 662-563-6230.

Jessica was a former high school cheerleader. Currently she had recently started working at a department store in Batesville where she was well-liked by her co-workers. She intended to go to college next year to study accounting.

Friends describe Jessica as friendly, quiet and pleasant. She always had a smile on her face. She will be forever missed.

The local community is appalled over this despicable crime. Police stated that it was the worst murder they'd ever seen.

Jessica's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. They describe her as full of energy and joy. She was just starting out in life. She will be forever mourned.

Jessica is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to her mother, Lisa Chambers; her father, Ben Chambers and her sister, Amanda Prince.

Pray for justice for Jessica.

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth stealing away life. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Jessica is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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