Friday begins day #5 since Jessica Lane Chambers was murdered on 12/7/14.
New Updates from Day #4 include the following:
♦ Confirmed. There was damage to the rear of Jessica’s car when it was found at the crime scene. Note – there was no damage to the rear of Jessica’s 2005 Kia Rio prior to the night of her murder. (link)
♦ A reward of $11,000 is now offered and that amount is expected to increase. (link)
♦ An incorrect timestamp (not corrected to Daylight Savings) on the CCTV video changes the timeline considerably.
♦ Preliminary autopsy results along with DNA results are anticipated to be announced today.
New Timeline now corrected for Daylight Savings time:
1) Jessica arrived at M&M First Stop Gas at 5:25pm
2) Exits car, approaches store, then walks out of frame until 5:27pm
3) Enters store at 5:27:15 pays (for gas?) then exits store at 5:28:15pm
4) Arrives back at car 5:28:27pm
5) Opens car door, either places something inside or uses interior latch to access gas tank.
6) Pumps gas from 5:29pm to ? (news footage didn’t show timestamp)
7) Gets in car and drives away–estimated time now around 5:32pm?
8) Jessica’s mom, Lisa Chambers, has phone conversation with Jessica at 6:48pm (Jessica is going to get something to eat)
9) Fire Department respond to a 911 call at 8:13pm (Jessica Discovered)
PANOLA CO, MS (WMC) – DNA evidence could be the key to solving the murder case of a 19-year-old Panola County teenager. Jessica Chamber was discovered Saturday night next to her burning car, burned all over her body.
Her father, Ben Chambers, said “It’s real frustrating. It’s so hard the unknown is what’s so hard. Everybody is working so hard.”
Jessica Chambers was last seen on store surveillance video when she went to a convenience store near her Courtland home. The clerk, Ali Fadhel, said he was surprised she bought so much gas and joked with her. He said Chambers usually purchased $3 or $4.
“Like, wow, why you spending $14 in gas,'” said Fadhel.
He says Chambers told him she was going somewhere, but that he did not know where she was going. Fadhel also says Jessica never mentioned any problems to him and he says she probably would have.
Her father believes suspects in the case should have evidence on them. Chambered noted, “Jessica was a fighter. Whoever it was they’re going to have some marks. Jessica is the kind of girl, she ain’t going to lay down and let somebody do that to her.” (video with store clerk and father at link)
After getting gas at M&M First Stop Gas Station (8967 Highway #51, Courtland, Mississippi)
Jessica leaves station headed South, away from home at 5:32pm.
Jessica’s vehicle was discovered on fire at 8:13pm (2352 Herron Road, Courtland, Mississippi).