Jessica Chambers' story to be featured in People magazine

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People magazine will feature the Jessica Chambers murder investigation in its January 4 edition. © 2016 Cox Media Group.
People magazine will feature the Jessica Chambers murder investigation in its January 4 edition.

The unsolved murder of Jessica Chambers has now reached the national spotlight.

People magazine will have the Panola County homicide investigation in its January 4 edition. In fact, it is the cover story.

Just more than a year has passed since Chambers’ brutal murder. She was found burned alive on a Panola County back road.

Police said Jessica spoke to first responders before she died, but her killer still has not been found to this date.

Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby recently told FOX13 his department has fresh leads in the case. We asked how confident he is about those leads, and whether or not they could yield an arrest.

"You know there are no 100 percent’s on anything, no 100 percent guarantees, but we feel good about it," Sheriff Darby said.

For Jessica's father, Ben Chambers, it has been a roller coaster of emotions.

"Had so many ups and downs," Chambers said. "We thought we had them a while back, and it was a letdown. It's just so hard."