On Saturday December 6th at 8:13pm the Courtland Fire Department responded to a car fire at 2352 Herron Road, Courtland, Mississippi. In addition to a burning car they found 19-year-old Jessica Lane Chambers burned and barely alive…
[…] Chambers, 19, died early Sunday after firefighters found her with burns over 98 percent of her body near a car burning on Herron Road near Courtland.
She had been set afire and then left by an assailant or assailants who obviously thought they were leaving her to an immediate death.
But she did not die immediately, remaining conscious at the scene long enough to talk to a firefighter from the Courtland Fire Department who arrived on the scene with two other volunteer firemen four minutes after receiving the report of the burning car.
“We know what she said, but we’re not commenting on that,” [District Attorney John] Champion said. (link)
Courtland Mississippi, population 500, is in Panola County, an area which has witnessed an explosion in gang related crime and criminal activity. This Day #7 update follows the backstory, the untold story, of how events continue to unfold.
In order to fully understand what follows it is strongly recommended you read Day#6 update. Without the understanding, well, what follows will seem challenging at best.
Jessica’s funeral was this past Saturday, 12/13. During the funeral a person who gave a presentation at the regional Battered Woman’s Center (an abuse, counseling and treatment center) got up to speak. She shared how Jessica had told her -a few months prior to her death- how someday Jessica wanted to write a book about her life.
It seems odd that a 19-year-old could have already experienced so much of life’s challenges that a book would seem possible. Alas, in Jessica Chambers’ short life there is more than one story.
In order to know what happened to Jessica, you’ve got to go back and understand what it is about her story can help catch the killer(s).
Research well indicates that Jessica’s story is in essence a story of Panola County. A rural community with a multicultural population, sometimes at odds with itself.
Sheriff Dennis Darby presides over the law enforcement apparatus seemingly struggling to balance enforcement with increasingly violent aspects. District Attorney John Champion similarly trying to cope with a growing need for the application of law.
Both Sheriff Darby and DA Champion relying on the community to assist their endeavors. A noble, albeit naïve, proposition given the nature of the type of crime they are encountering. A criminal class openly stating retaliation upon anyone who would speak against their illegal enterprises. “Snitches get Stitches”, and mouths become tight lipped.
Watch, please, watch:
The perfect petri dish for blossoming gang related activity.
Iillicit drugs and the associated criminal activities are commonplace. So common there’s almost no attempt to hide them.
Ben Chambers Sr, Jessica’s dad, was no stranger to the lure of such enterprise as both he and her older brother Ben Chambers Jr. were previously arrested for participating in the manufacture, sale and distribution of meth.
Sadly, Jessica’s brother was killed in a car accident; fortunately dad managed to get a job with the Sheriff’s department as a maintenance worker. Ben Chambers job at the Sheriff’s department is what caused the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to take lead in the case.
Jessica herself had previous run-ins with the law albeit minor of nature, and perhaps history will reveal a familiarity is what led to her lack of aversion toward a known gang member in the area.
According to social media at some point Jessica began dating a guy named Bryan Rudd, a sketchy fellow of questionable character.
Bryan Rudd’s mother claims that Jessica lived with them for approximately two years. With a birthdate of 2/2/95 Jessica would have been around 17 at the time.
According to his facebook account Bryan now lives in Iowa however he still carries a tattoo of Jessica down his left arm – as noted in a recent You Tube video. By all indications Bryan Rudd has nothing to do with Jessica’s death.
Likewise, Brian Rudd’s sister, Breanna Rudd, is serving a 3 year prison sentence for shooting into a building. She too had nothing to do with Jessica’s death.
At some point Jessica’s relationship with Bryan ended. However, if the recent account of her father Ben is accurate, Jessica must have wandered into another abusive relationship.
According to Ben Chambers Jessica only recently (two months) left an abuse, counseling and treatment shelter for battered women.
[…] Chambers’ father, Ben Chambers, said his daughter left a battered women’s shelter a few months before she was killed. “She was getting on the right track. She had learned her lessons from being in bad relationships,” he told NBC News Saturday.
Now you might be asking what purpose this backstory has to understanding what happened on the night she was killed.
The purpose is several fold. First, Jessica was a trusting soul. There are wrongly minded people who would seek to blame her decision making for her death. That thought process is not only horribly flawed – it actually perpetuates systemic victim blaming. No-one, under any circumstances deserves what happened to her. Period. To advance such a proposition is cruel beyond human imaginings.
Second, such an understanding allows you to see how her situational awareness would be a product of her own historical reference.
Whereas a person unexposed to an environment of rough gang culture might be exceptionally adverse if it appeared, a person who has familiarity might not be predisposed to elicit the fear response as quickly. This might also lead them to a place of risk that would be avoided, and indeed seem incredulous, by almost everyone else who is looking at the situation…..
….And both towns of Batesville and Courtland, Mississippi, despite their seemingly small size, have a strong intertwined network of sketchy characters densely compacted, and holding strong dispositional connectivity, in relationship to the overall geography.
That’s a fancy way of saying you’re going to cross paths with sketchy folk if you plan a trip to the post office or grocery store, regardless of your own sensibility or aversions.
In essence Jessica lived less than a mile away from the hub of criminal comings and goings, but she didn’t live in a bad part of town.
On the night of 12/6/14, according to her mom, she left home shortly after 6pm. As you are aware Jessica stopped at M&M First Stop Gas Station located at 8967 Highway #51, about 7/10ths of a mile from home.
This gas station is a dynamic of trouble. A 19-year-old Yemeni character named Ali Alsanai, aka Basem Alsanai, aka Ali Fadhel, owns and operates the store. The entire sketchy culture –and every character within it– revolve around this gas station.
To understand where she was, and how he, Ali, is viewed, I strongly encourage you to watch this video. It is eye opening toward a larger understanding:
I know that video is challenging for most readers to understand – but it exemplifies the stark disconnect now growing abundantly evident amid an increasingly growing segment of society. Meanwhile a toxic dose of political correctness, willful blindness and apathetic political bravery -amid almost all political leadership- leads to ignoring the growing concern. I digress.
After visiting this gas station Jessica departs heading South on Highway #51 at 6:32pm. (Maps, timelines, and explanations in full here)
At 8:12pm the fire department are called to the car fire.
The fire chief, Cole Haley, in that video is also one of the sketchy members of the community. The fire chief is the last known person Jessica Chambers talked to.
According to media reports, this is the man she whispered her final words indicating the name of a suspect.
Yeah, I know. We know. Nuf said.
Despite Fire Chief Cole Haley’s, well, eccentric social dispositions, we can only hope the relay of information is accurate.
Yeah, we know…. Nuf said.
Neither Derrick Taylor, nor Eric Bibbs, (Bibbs lives next to the crime scene), claim any knowledge of the crime.
However, another character, who Jessica knew very well and lived next door to, holds a key piece of information that might yield assistance.
Charlotte Wilkerson, aka Auntie “Sha-Sha”, was identified as talking to Jessica on her phone on the night Jessica was killed.
Watch video and pay close attention:
Did you catch that? – Police had phone records on Sunday evening?
Did you also catch that “Sha-Sha” was standing in front of M&M First Stop Gas?
Charlotte Wilkerson is the only person interviewed, who has claimed that Jessica was at a party on the night she was killed. Specifically Wilkerson says Jessica left the party, and then killed.
We can find no social media conversation, of any principle in Courtland, who is within the context of this case, who mentioned, discussed, invited, or otherwise even hinted to a party on 12/6/14. No-one.
Yet, Charlotte Wilkerson is claiming first hand knowledge of a party, and first hand knowledge of Jessica’s attendance, and first hand knowledge of Jessica leaving this mystery party before her death.
Remember, Jessica called her mom at 6:48pm and said she was going to grab something to eat before coming home.
So what’s up?
Is/Was Auntie Sha-Sha covering for Jessica who went somewhere but didn’t want mom to know? Did a party take place? Where? Who was there? How can Charlotte Wilkerson be so absolutely certain of the facts around the mystery party?
Now, again, Charlotte Wilkerson also interviewed by more media and can be seen in this screen grab of another interview.
And again, different date, different interview outlet, and yet where is Wilkerson?
Yep, M&M First Stop gas station.
Yes, THIS GAS STATION.
Why is everyone always at, around, or near this gas station as it relates to discussing Jessica Lane Chambers?
However, something is missing in the interviews “Auntie Sha-Sha” is giving. She wasn’t just questioned by police.
As a result of her questioning, she was arrested by the police and released on 12/9/14.
Offender ID: 36208
Date of Birth: 11/04/1983
Custody Status: Out of Custody
Reason: General release
There’s no date for her actually arrest date, only a release date of Tuesday 12/09/14 – However, we can assume from the interviews her arrest date was Sunday 12/07/14.
You don’t get a mugshot during questioning.
Nor do you usually get a fat lip and black eye.
So that begs the question. Did the fat-lip and black eye come as a result of an earlier conversation at M&M gas station? Before the police questioning?
Does she interview at the M&M gas station because other interested parties want to make sure of what she does, or doesn’t, say?
Before you dismiss the possibility – remember the severe manipulation of the CCTV. And the absolute insufferable incompetence of the Sheriffs department in exposing themselves to the same CCTV editing and filtering as the media:
Who is running the town?
Or these guys?
If you have digested Day #6 – You might be less inclined to believe Sheriff Dennis Darby and DA John Champion have any desire to control or influence M&M Gas station, for some peculiar reason.
Why is Charlotte Wilkerson the only person who seems to know about some mysterious party that Jessica Chambers attended after leaving the gas station at 6:32pm?
How did Auntie Sha-Sha get a black eye?
Where’s the 911 call tapes from the person reporting the burning car?
Why did the tow truck driver bring the burned car to the gas station, and allow Ali Alsanai to take pictures, before he took it to the police impound/evidence lot?
How did Ali Alsanai know at 11:30pm that “they poured gas in her mouth” before they lit her on fire?
Why is no-one able to see the raw and unedited CCTV video from the gas station?
Why didn’t Ali Alsanai tell the police he saw Jessica on Saturday 12/6/14 until a reporter told them and they came to question about it on 12/9/14?
Why does the District attorney announce “we don’t expect to make any arrests“?
How does a 19-year-old afford to own/operate a gas station and consistently post amounts of money in his mittens exceeding $10,000? Walking around cash.
What exactly is going on in/around that gas station?
And why has everyone associated with Ali Alsanai, Basem Alsanai, Ali Fadhel began furiously scrubbing their social media accounts and deleting their contacts, all within the last 36 hours?
(We have previously saved numerous social media that are now being scrubbed)
Perhaps start with this guy “Jerrick“!
After ranting about his hatred for Jessica’s father, Ben Chambers, Jerrick Todd has been deleting his content like Cra-Cra: