A few hours ago the lead investigator in the Jessica Chambers case, Mississippi District Attorney John Champion, gave a press conference outlining the timeline of Jessica’s activity on 12/6/14, the day she was brutally killed.
I did not see the interview and we are awaiting video from Local24 a Memphis News Station.
However, in the interim here is live feed tweets containing some of the details outlined by DA Champion:
Meaning her cell phone was active at the scene of the crime at 7:31pm but the emergency call to the fire department did not come in until 8:09pm. So Jessica was with someone at the scene on Herron Road for approximately 30 minutes prior to the assault and fire.
This one is a no-brainer of sorts. We know the U.S. Marshals service was on the case early on. We also know they were conducting some kind of investigation in/around Panola county prior to, and most likely unrelated to, Jessica Chambers death. USMS have the most exhaustive cell phone analytic technology available – so we know they have geo-location and cell phone tower ping logs.
In addition, depending on the scope of prior and current investigative intents they might have placed a “stingray tower” in the area around Memphis which would allow for even more extensive data recovery. Given the FBI terror alert the week after the murder, it’s reasonable to assume a considerable effort was in place which would infer the possibility of a stingray tower.
An hour gap. During which Lisa Daugherty and Jessica Chambers had a phone call for approximately 20 minutes (6:48pm to 7:08pm or 7:13pm according to mom Lisa Daugherty)
So 6:30pm to 7:30pm is the void (with Lisa Daugherty phone call in the missing hour). Then at 7:30 she is placed at the scene on Herron Road. At 8:09 a call is placed to the fire dept. At 8:13pm the fire department arrives.
At 9:30pm the burned vehicle is photographed at Ali’s gas station.
Local24 produces a transcript report as shared by:
[…] Investigators have traced Jessica’s whereabouts leading up to her death, but don’t know where she was or who she was with between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. They say that information is key to helping solve this case.
Champion said investigators have interviewed over 120 people and followed numerous out of state leads, but they have not gotten enough information to generate a suspect. Despite those out of state leads, Champion said they believe the person responsible for killing Jessica is “somebody local” and that it was “not a random act.”
According to the latest timeline, Jessica was seen on surveillance at a local convenience store not far from her home between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. She left the store and went to a home in Courtland.
Around 6:00 p.m., she left the home and was seen in the area of Highway 6 near the first set of stoplights towards Batesville around 6:10 p.m. After she was there for about 10-15 minutes, investigators say she was seen back in the Courtland area at 6:30 p.m.
Investigators have not been able to determine what happened to Jessica after that. Police say she was at the scene of where she was found at 7:31 p.m. and that the fire call was received at 8:09 p.m. When firefighters arrived, Jessica was found literally burning alive. She died at the hospital a few hours later with burns over 90% of her body. (more)
#1) Was “the home” Charlotte Wilkerson’s house?
#2) Was the stoplight near the hotel of earlier conversation?
If so all of the prior outlines begin to solidify around an affirmed narrative.