Burning victim's sister speaks out about violent murder
PANOLA CO, MS (WMC) - Hours after the man seen in the gas station surveillance video was cleared from being a person of interest in the burning death of Jessica Chambers, her sister planned to travel from Texas on Wednesday to be with family in Panola County, Mississippi.
Investigators and the community are trying to figure out who would commit such a violent crime. Her sister says she's keeping tabs on Chambers' case from her cell phone.
Amanda Prince, an Army wife who lives in El Paso Texas, set up a Facebook page, "Justice for Jessica," in memory of her sister and in an effort to turn up leads for investigators.
The 19-year-old was found next to her car on a rural road near Courtland, Mississippi on Saturday night. Investigators say someone poured an accelerant on Jessica and set her on fire.
With tears in her eyes, Prince told NBC affiliate KTSM that her sister, the maid of honor in her wedding, had burns on 98 percent of her body.
"Nineteen! At 19 years old? I don't know how you come back from that?," Prince said. "I haven't seen her since July ... and now I'll never see her again."
Surveillance video from a gas station shows the last time Chambers was seen alive.
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