• Reward in Jessica Chambers investigation raised to $16K

    By: Tom Dees


    At least two volunteers who searched for Holly Bobo in Decatur County, Tenn., is now assisting in the burning death investigation of Jessica Chambers in Panola County, Miss.

    Ten days after Ms. Chambers died the Mississippi State Fire Marshal has added $5,000 to reward in the case to $16,000. District Attorney John Champion said the reward will increase by $13,000 by Dec. 18. He also said M&M Quickstop owner Ali Alsanai has been cleared in the investigation. Alsanai has received death threats and people have threatened to burn his business down after an online site named him as a suspect.

    Lisa Chambers, the 19-year-old's mother, was seen holding in her hands crosses made for her that were sent from a church in Louisiana from people she doesn't even know.

    “It just amazes me that people would make these and send them to us,” Lisa Chambers said.

    Big sister Amanda Prince who runs the Facebook page Justice For Jessica says she has mixed feelings about the reward money.

    “In a situation like this it is really sad that it takes money to get somebody to talk, but I hope they do,” Prince said.

    DA Champion has said information has started to come in slowly and for that the Chambers family is grateful.

     “Thank you, I just pray if anyone has any information I pray they come forward,” Lisa Chambers said.

    If you have any information in this case call the North Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169 or the FBI at 662-234-1713 / fax 662-232-3340.


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