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Teen Girl Set On Fire Gave Detectives Clues Before She Died



Jessica Chambers, 19, was found burning near her car that was also engulfed in flames. She was flown to a hospital in Memphis but later died. Early autopsy results reveal that Jessica died from severe burns that covered 98 percent of her body.
"They have ripped everything I have," added Lisa Chambers, Jessica's mother. "She left to go clean out her car and was going to get her something to eat."
The 19-year-old never made it home.
Her father, Ben Chambers, said investigators told him his daughter was set on fire.
"When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire," he said. "Only part of her body that wasn't burned was the bottom of her feet."
He continued as he held back tears, "They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out. She had a big gash on top of her head."
In her last breaths, she may have sent investigators down her killer's trail.
"She told them, she told them, told him who done it," Chambers said.


Investigators won't say what Jessica said or release the chilling details about how she died.
"I love her you know, I'm so sorry Daddy wasn't there for her," her dad said. "I'd trade places with her in a minute if I could."
Ben Chambers worked as an employee for Panola County Sheriff's Office. He has faith that his friends and co-workers will get to the bottom of the crime.
Her parents are not the only people left wondering who could do something so violent.
Jessica's mother hopes for a tip that could lead to her daughter's killer or killers. "Even if they don't think it's information, if it's just something they heard, to please call the sheriff's department," Lisa Chambers said.
Several people are being questioned by detectives, but no arrests have been made. The teen's car, and any potential clues inside, are charred black. Investigators did find a cell phone at the scene.

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