DA seeks info about 1 hour gap in Chambers' final day

Investigators uncover timeline leading up to Jessica Chambers' death
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

PANOLA CO, MS (WMC) - District Attorney John Champion outlined where Jessica Chambers traveled on her last day alive. He hopes releasing the information will encourage more people to contact the authorities with tips.

"I would say that everybody is a suspect at this point," Champion said.

Chambers was found burning next to her car in Panola County on Dec. 6 around 7:30 p.m.

Champion says she was home almost all day. Around 5 p.m., she got a phone call and went to the gas station where surveillance cameras caught her on video.

Investigators know who made the call but they don't believe the person had anything to do with Chambers' death.

Between 5 and 6:30 p.m., she went to a friend's house in Courtland and made a quick trip to Batesville.

Between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., investigators do not know where Chambers went. They hope releasing that information will help someone remember something or encourage someone else to come forward.

Champion said Chambers was at her eventual murder location for about 45 minutes before anyone saw the fire that killed her and reported it to law enforcement.

"We do believe it is somebody local," said Champion. "We do not believe it is a random act."

Meanwhile, Chambers' friends and family are hopeful every time an arrest is made in the county.

"I would be tickled pink if somebody got arrested right now," said family friend Alicia Faulkner. "I would drop what I was doing just to go watch them get arrested."

If you know anything that can help investigators fill in that one hour period, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Tipsters could pocket $54,000 for giving investigators a useful tip.

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.