Teen Burned Alive Said Last Words to Firefighters

Hacking group Anonymous says gangs were involved in her death
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Teen Burned Alive Said Last Words to Firefighters
This undated photograph released by the families of Jessica Chambers and her sister Amanda Prince shows Jessica Chambers and her father Ben Chambers taken in Courtland, Miss.   (AP Photo/Chambers-Prince Families)

The horrific case of a Mississippi teenager burned alive has spawned new developments, including talk of her last words, hacks by Anonymous, and the possibility of a mysterious second person. From around the Web:

  • Moments before Jessica Chambers was doused in flammable liquid and set ablaze in her car near Courtland, Mississippi, on Dec. 10, someone else may have been beside her, according to District Attorney John Champion. Officials "are looking at the strong possibility" that another person was in the car, he tells CNN.
  • Chambers was able to whisper words to firefighters when they found her with burns over 98% of her body, the Clarion-Ledger reports. Champion won't reveal the words, but tells CNN that they have "certainly given us a lead we're following up on."
  • The FBI has joined the ATF and US Marshals Service in investigating the case. The activist hacking group Anonymous is also involved, posting on Twitter that gangs played a role in Chambers' death. Inquisitr posts the tweets with links to alleged gang photos.
  • Surveillance video of the gas station where Chambers was last seen shows someone filling up what looks like a jug of gasoline beside her car about 90 minutes before she died, NBC News reports. Earlier, someone calls her off camera before she returns to pump gas.
  • A store worker says Chambers pumped an unusually high amount of gas that night—$14 instead of the usual $5, Tech Times reports. Chambers told the worker she was "going somewhere," but he says that "if she knew she had a problem with somebody, she would have told me."
  • Chambers' dad, Ben Chambers, tells NBC News that she had been in a battered women's shelter a few months ago. "She was getting on the right track," he says. "She had learned her lessons from being in bad relationships."

Read about a "person of interest" in the case or the possible importance of Chambers' phone. (More Mississippi stories.)

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