Jessica Chambers homicide investigation continues amid rumors of gang activity

Jessica Chambers homicide investigation continues amid rumors of gang activity

PANOLA CO, MS (WMC) - People in Panola County are talking about what may have led to Jessica Chambers tragic death.

Amid rumors, Ali Alsanai says he doesn't know whether someone choked Jessica Chambers outside of his store. He says he just found out about the allegations and it is not in his surveillance recording system.

"I heard from random customers walking in and out that she got choked a week before she died. It was early in the morning.....I didn't know about it because I wasn't here," said Alsanai.

District Attorney John Champion says there is still very little chatter on the street.

"I'm not going to comment about that. It wouldn't be fair to investigators for me to comment," Champion said.

Kendrick Sanders knew Jessica Chambers. His cousin, a South Panola football player where Chambers was a cheerleader, dated her. His cousin was locked up a year ago and remains behind bars. Sanford says people have even talked about him in connection to Chambers' case.

"They got my name caught up in the gang part. It ain't no gangs or nothing like that out here," said Sanders.

Investigators say that although they are not hearing much street talk, the people they have brought in for questioning are cooperating. A man and a woman who knew Chambers were questioned Wednesday and let go.

Sanders doesn't understand why anyone would hurt Jessica.

"She wasn't bad or nothing like that she don't bother nobody," Sanders added.

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