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Source: Oxygen

Jessica Chambers' Murder and Killer Are Still a Mystery Two Years Later

By Gabrielle Bernardini

On  Dec. 6, 2014, Jessica Chambers was found inside her 2005 Kia Rio on a backroad in rural Mississippi with burns on 90 percent of her body. Authorities soon discovered that someone had attempted to burn the former high school cheerleader alive. 

Jessica, 19, died at a Memphis hospital hours after she was found, and her final words were presumably the name of her attacker. She reportedly blamed a "Derek" or an "Eric" for her gruesome murder, according to first responders on the scene. 

However, the man charged with killing Jessica is named Quinton Tellis — seemingly the last person to see Jessica alive. The two grew up in the same town of Courtland, Mississippi, and reportedly met two weeks before her untimely death. In 2016, Tellis was charged with her murder, but maintained his innocence. He was tried in October 2017, but the judge declared the case a mistrial after the deadlocked jury was unable to reach a verdict. One year later, Tellis is back in the courtroom for a retrial. 

So, what really happened to Jessica and did Tellis do it?