Investigators still looking for break in burning death 1/9/2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 9, 2015

Investigators still looking for break in burning death

By Rupert Howell
Investigators and law enforcement officials are still looking for a break in the Jessica Chambers murder investigation according to District Attorney John Champion who said Thursday, “We’ve got every office working on it every day, going over it with a fine tooth comb.”

Chambers died from injuries after 98 percent of her body was burned and she was found still alive on Herron Rd., near Courtland December 6.

Rumors of “hot” leads that didn’t pan out circulated on Wednesday when a person with Panola County ties was arrested in Iowa.

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Champion had no comment on that arrest other than to confirm that  Terry Maurice Young had been arrested and jailed there on drug charges filed in Iowa by Iowa authorities.

The District Attorney said although the reward currently remains at $18,000, with more expected to be added.

News reports of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s concern for the case were confirmed in a Wednesday news story that stated he was following the investigation daily and had encouraged the MBI to use all assets available to help with the investigation.