Jessica Chambers is a teen that was set on fire in Mississippi. According to the New York Daily News, a suspect got into Chambers’ car in Panola County on Saturday night, attacked her, and poured lighter fluid down her throat. The suspect then exited the car and set it on fire, leaving Chambers inside to burn alive.
“She survived long enough to tell police who had fatally burned her before she died away at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., some 50 miles north of the rural community,” reports the New York Daily News.
Teen Jessica Chambers died from the severe burns she suffered. Authorities said that the only part of Chambers’ body that wasn’t burned was the bottom of her feet. According to CBS News, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is checking Chambers’ phone records in hopes of getting a positive match based on what the teen was able to say before she passed away.
“[She] said ‘Bye, I love you, Mama. See you in a little while.’ Next time I seen her, she was in the Med. God’s punishment is going to be far more worse than anything that we can do,” said Chamber’s mom, Lisa.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, many people are calling out for justice, hoping that whomever did this to Jessica is arrested and punished for his or her actions. There has been a lot of chat on social media, and people have been using the hashtag “#JusticeForJessica” in order to raise awareness and find answers.
Teen Jessica Chambers was set on fire by someone she may or may not have known. While reports do say that she told authorities who the suspect was, it’s unclear if she actually told them a name or if she just described someone to them. Police aren’t saying too much about what they know, but many hope that they have enough information to locate the suspect and make an arrest.
“Jessica was a well known person, loved by a lot of people. She was full of life, she was bright, she was a comedian. She was always cracking jokes and making funny faces, and she kept you laughing,” said Jessica’s sister, Amanda.
“I love her you know, I’m so sorry Daddy wasn’t there for her. I’d trade places with her in a minute if I could,” Jessica’s dad, Ben Chambers, said.
[Photo courtesy of Facebook via the New York Daily News]