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ATF adds another $10k to Jessica Chambers reward


The hunt for Jessica’s killer has gone cold. Police say they are out of leads. The ATF has offered an extra $10,000, bringing the total reward to $53,000.

From Jackson Clarion-Ledger…

On Thursday evening, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms put out a release announcing the addition of $10,000 to the $43,000 currently offered. That includes money from U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office, CrimeStoppers, and private donations.

“We all have a vested interest in arresting and bringing to justice the person(s) responsible for this heinous crime,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Phillip Durham. “Arson is a crime of violence leaving physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. Only those victims who have survived understand the sheer terror of being attacked by fire. Unfortunately, Jessica Chambers’ life was cut short, as she did not survive.”

Chambers was found on Herron Road in Courtland a little after 8 p.m. on Dec. 6, walking away from her burning vehicle with burns over 98 percent of her body. She died of her injuries.

Officials classified Chambers’ death as a homicide, but in spite of interviewing what they have said is more than 100 potential witnesses, they say they still have yet to emerge with a prime suspect.

Our previous posts on Jessica Chambers:
19 year old girl burned alive in Mississippi
MS girl burned alive. What her friends are saying.
Man held from Monday to Wednesday over Jessica Chambers’ murder
Panola County DA finally admits there is a gang problem
Jessica Chambers had recently left shelter for battered women
Jessica Chambers uttered “Eric or Derrick” to first responder
Many young blacks in Panola County claiming father killed Jessica Chambers
Jessica Chambers had current bf, plus an ex-bf that has been in jail for a year
100 people interviewed for Jessica Chambers murder
Ex-boyfriend says that Jessica Chambers was gang-raped twice
Jessica Chamber’s mother speaks out about internet rumors