Jessica Chambers Burned Alive: Case Of Mississippi Teen's Burning Death Going Cold -- Or Is It?

Tara West

Jessica Chambers was burned alive in Courtland, Mississippi, on December 6, 2014. However, with the Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby and DA John Champion claiming that no one is talking, it seems that the investigation into the burning death of Jessica Chambers is going cold. In a town of just 500 residents, Darby says that over 120 people have been interviewed to no avail. This leaves many to ask, "what will happen now?"

The last big public announcement in the Jessica Chambers' case came in February when investigators released an official timeline for Jessica on the day of her death. From the timeline, it appears that Jessica went missing between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Clarion Ledger reports that authorities know where Jessica was at 6:30 p.m. but have no leads on where she may have been headed after that stop.

"At around 7:31, we've got her on the scene where she was found. There's that one hour gap we can't put her in a particular spot... yet. We're asking anyone who saw her between 6:30 and 7:30 that night to let us know."
"We do believe it's someone local, we don't believe this is a random act, but other than that we're just, it's very frustrating."

As one Conservative Treehouse writer points out, could Darby simply be trying to through the killer off?

"In essence was/is Champion trying to make the killer feel comfortable or confident; and as a consequence, more likely to slip up?"

What do you think? Is the Panola County Sheriff's Department honing in on the killer? Or is the Jessica Chambers' burning death case going cold?