Jessica Chambers: The Dangers of Internet Detectives

Jessica Chambers: The Dangers of Internet Detectives

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pinned comment. I just have to point out this video has not been made to cause
disrespect anything like that. It’s just been made to spread awareness about
this case by compiling information from various different public sources on the
Internet. As per usual any theories discussed in this video are just that:
theories. They are not fact. And, any opinions discussing this video do not
represent the views of myself, NOWTV, law enforcement or anybody else involved in
this case unless otherwise stated. And with all that being said, let’s delve
right into this case. Saturday the 6th of December 2014 was a
day that would shake the town of Courtland Mississippi for years to come.
In 2014, the small town of Courtland had just 512 residents with one of those
residents being 19 year old Jessica Chambers. In a case that would create an
alleged race war in the Courtland community, the events surrounding what
happened to Jessica Chambers would be discussed in heated conversations to
this day. Jessica Laine Chambers was born on Thursday the 2nd of February 1995 to
parents Ben Chambers and Lisa Chambers. Jessica from a very young age absolutely
adored cheerleading and she was actually the flyer I believe it’s called
on her high school cheerleading team Jessica constantly changed what career
path she wanted to go down after she had graduated. Going from wanting to be a
teacher to being an author but most notably a common career that she always
said that she wanted to do was that she wanted to become a registered nurse – an
RN. When Jessica was three years old, her parents actually divorced but they
didn’t split up very far away. They didn’t move very far away from one another
which can be quite common in divorces they actually just moved onto the same
street just you know just a couple hundred meters from one another.
This meant that Jessica and her siblings all saw both their parents quite often
and it wouldn’t be difficult to go between both of them. Jessica’s passion
for cheerleading suddenly vanished when she was about 15 or 16.
Her parents noted that Jessica had begun to enter a rebellious phase. When she was
15/16 she grew more and more stubborn and wouldn’t let anybody tell her what to do. As I’m sure we’re all aware it’s extremely common for a teenager to go
through a rebellious phase such as this. it’s a manifestation of pushing
boundaries, testing limits and really trying to find out who you really are.
Sadly, when Jessica was just 17 years old, in 2012, her brother Alan passed away in
a fatal car accident. This event understandably had a
detrimental impact on Jessica and her family but most notably it had na
overwhelmingly negative impact on Jessica. Her attitude began to get more
and more rebellious. It began to worsen and she began to hang out with groups of
people which could be described as not being particularly the best influence on
Jessica. She began to experiment with substances such as marijuana and her
attendance at school began to plummet. Jessica’s grief from the loss of her
brother manifested itself in this sudden personality change. She went from being a
cheerleader who always prioritized school and cheerleading to this stoner
who prioritized school last. This led Jessica to ultimately drop out of high
school in her senior year shortly after Christmas. Her parents tried desperately
to try and get Jessica back on the right track and to try and bring the old
enthusiastic Jessica back. They tried so hard in fact that Jessica’s father
actually confiscated Jessica’s car in an attempt to prevent her from going and
hanging out with these bad influences but sadly these restrictions had the
opposite intended effects on Jessica. She began to get more sneaky in leaving the
house and according to some sources she’d have an argument with her parents
and then stay at a friend’s house for a couple of months almost like she ran
away for a bit before coming back. She began to spiral further and further
however importantly Jessica’s family never once gave up on her. They continued
to love and support and protect her to the best of their abilities and in 2014
when Jessica was 19 years old she began to get her life back on track. She
actually went to, I believe, a Christian boot camp kind of thing to try and get
herself back into the right frame of mind. She got herself a job and she was
really trying hard to get her life back on track. It seems that her rebellious
phase was now over for the most part and she was growing up
and starting to become a lot more responsible. That was until that fateful
Saturday the 6th of December 2014. The day started off just as normally as any
other day that came before it it was mostly a lazy day for Jessica and
her family after they had all worked quite a long and hard week. It was a much
welcomed break. Jessica had spent the night previously at her father’s house
and had come over to her mother’s house late that morning then at about 12:30
p.m. Jessica got into her car and went to the local store to pick up some bits
and bobs before coming back home again. at 1:00 p.m. According to her mother,
Jessica then got changed back into her pajamas and cuddled up on the reclining
chair in the sitting room. She then fell asleep between 4:45 p.m.
and 5:15 p.m. Jessica actually received a phone call from a friend and
subsequently Jessica told her mum that she’ll be right back before jumping in
her car and driving off. Lisa Chambers who was Jessica’s mum phoned her about
two hours after she left to double-check what she was doing and Jessica replied
by saying that she’s just grabbing something to eat and she’s going to
clean her car and she’ll be back in a little bit and Jessica told her mom that
she loved her. Lisa told Jessica that she loved her too before hanging up. Sadly
this would be the last time that Lisa would ever hear her daughter’s voice
ever again. at 8:12 p.m. a phone call came in to the local volunteer fire
department of a report of a car fire within the town the volunteer fire
departments were quick to scramble to the scene of the car fire to put out the
fire. The fire department arrived on scene very quickly with paramedics
arriving at about 8:25 p.m. When the fire department arrived on scene they
would be confronted with a sight that would give them nightmares for years to
come. Jessica’s car was engulfed in flames and there standing beside the car
was Jessica who was also engulfed in flames.
She stumbled towards the firemen before collapsing to the floor. The firefighters
were quick to put out the fires and immediately began first aid on Jessica. They radioed for medical help. One of the first responders asked
Jessica who had done this to her and she replied by saying Eric.
Jessica was then rushed to a nearby hospital and her parents were notified
at about 8:30 p.m. Jessica’s mother then rushed to that hospital and despite the
doctors and nurses best efforts Jessica sadly passed away a few hours later in
the arms of her mother. She passed away in the early hours of the 7th of
December 2014. What happened to Jessica chambers after she left her mother’s
house that Saturday? Who had been responsible for what had happened to her
and who was Eric? To answer these questions we have to go back to the
morning of that Saturday and we have to take a look at Jessica’s cell phone
locational history. Jessica’s phone and then later her car keys were discovered
at the crime scene and her phone was immediately taken and analyzed with data
extracts his so that the police could try and pin together a timeline of what
had happened but bear in mind the process of retrieving the data from the
phone actually took a couple of months due to it all being encrypted and them
not having the passcode for the phone. When the police eventually got access to
this data and this massive data dump they could finally piece together what
happened to Jessica that day. As it turns out, Jessica had actually met up with two
friends that Saturday morning after leaving her father’s house before going
to her mother’s house. One of those friends being a man called Quinton Tellis.
They only hung out for a short while, I believe they just got breakfast together,
before Jessica went on to her mother’s house. When Jessica left her mother’s
house at 5:30 p.m. she actually drove to a local gas station she was caught on
CCTV at this gas station and sadly these CCTV images would be the last known
images of Jessica alive. What really happened to Jessica over the course of
the next few hours is largely unknown and we only really have the cell phone
locational data to go on. Her phone pinged cell phone towers close to the nearby town of Batesville at around 6 p.m. Now it’s
completely unknown what exactly Jessica was doing in Batesville that day but we
do know that she returned back to her hometown of Cortland as her cell phone
pinged a tower in the small town at 6:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m Jessica’s phone showed that she drove to the same area where she’d be found on
fire just over half an hour later. In the subsequent aftermath of Jessica’s murder,
the authorities interviewed over a hundred and fifty people and gathered
DNA evidence from everybody named Eric or Derrick in the county and surrounding
counties. The police even began to work alongside gang informants to try and get
any kind of information that could lead to an arrest or a conviction in this
case. This case gathered an enormous amount of attention online with the
Facebook page Justice for Jessica which was set up by her sister gaining over a
hundred thousand followers within 24 hours of it being setup due to the
massive scale of the publicity in this case. People from across the world began
to try and piece together different parts of information and different
things that read in newspapers and began to put together their own theories
Internet detectives began to formulate their own theories and began to
speculate despite only knowing a few facts and despite those few facts
potentially not even being true. The impact of what we’re going to be calling
the Internet detectives is overwhelmingly substantial in this case
and actually would ultimately have a detrimental impact on the investigation.
Now, a Internet detective as I’m going to describe in this video is the kind of
person that as soon as a case breaks online and the information is made
publicly available they start to gather all this information from different
tabloids and newspapers to try and theorize what happened as if they’re
treating the case as some kind of game. Sometimes an Internet detective can jump
to conclusions using emotion and without thinking critically or logically.
Internet detectives can also point the finger and put the blame on people they don’t know and have never spoken to using information that
could potentially not even be true. Now some of these internet detectives
believe that their theories of what had happened were so true and were so
accurate and the police of being so blind that they actually contacted the
police department and told them their theories which not only wastes police
time but it also wastes police resources as they have to send someone to try and
follow up all of these different leads and tip offs that these internet
detectives were sending in. These resources have been taken away from an
active police investigation and in this case the killer was still on the loose
which meant every minute that was wasted was absolutely detrimental to the
investigation and to finding justice for Jessica. Of course a lot of the time
these internet detectives had the best intentions they didn’t mean to cause any
harm they just thought that they would let the police know of you know maybe
they hadn’t thought of this idea or theory they were only trying to help
which I can understand but this is definitely a case of leaving the
investigative work to the authorities and the police whose job is literally to
investigate things. I personally try not to cover a case that is very very recent
if the case is still open or if there’s not much verifiable facts available
online and that’s because it’s extremely difficult to distinguish between the
falsified misinformation or falsified rumors and gossip and speculation that
are put out there by tabloids and by media and secondly I could never forgive
myself if I had a negative impact on an investigation. It’s why it’s so important
to try and ensure the facts that you are discussing are verified and truthful and
factual and are taken from credible sources and that you always cite your
sources. It’s also why I tend to avoid discussing theories and when I do
discuss theories I always hammer in and that is just a theory and they’re not a
fact. Because of these internet detectives theories that they would discuss
online, rumors began circulating that one of Jessica’s ex-boyfriends was actually
responsible for her murder. in particular rumours online started
accusing a man called Brian Rhodes of murder.
Brian’s images were plastered across social media with many commenting on his looks and even his socio-economical status. Now Brian and Jessica had dated
in senior year but they were never anything too serious. It was described by
those who knew them as just a high school relationship however Jessica had
fallen head-over-heels for Brian and just like with most high school
relationships the relationship itself was quite rocky. The internet detectives
believe that Brian had murdered Jessica in a crime of passion. When the
investigators were forced to go interview at Brian they discovered they
had a very very solid alibi that he had been in Iowa on the day that Jessica had
been murdered and he had lived there since 2013 the year prior to Jessica’s
murder. After Brian and Jessica had broken up for the final time Jessica
began dating a man called Travis Sanford and just like with Brian, Jessica fell
head over heels in love with Travis. However, just like with Brian, on the day
that Jessica was murdered Travis had a very concrete alibi. He was in prison
behind bars. Now internet theories told a story of how Travis had ordered a hit
from inside the prison on his own girlfriends perhaps due to potential
rumors that Jessica had been talking to other guys. According to some sources Jessica and Travis had remained in a relationship to the day that Jessica
died which fueled these online theories. The internet detectives then began to
accuse Jessica’s father of killing his own daughter in connection to drugs. This
was due to her father having drug-related convictions from 2004 over
ten years prior to Jessica’s murder. The investigators in this case were then
forced to go interview an already grieving father in connection to his own
daughter’s murder. I can’t imagine how much more pain and grief this caused
Jessica’s father. He had to prove where he was on the day that his own daughter
died. He had to be interviewed as if he was a
suspect. The internet detectives accused Jessica’s father of murdering her
because of a racially motivated motive. According to these theories he killed
his own daughter because Jessica was dating a black man. This began to fuel an
alleged racial motive in this case despite the fact that a racial motive
had no real standing or evidence. The Internet then began to accuse Jessica’s
mother Lisa of also being a drug user which was not the case.
Jessica’s mother didn’t use drugs at all you can begin to see how these online
theories began to negatively impact the case on the investigation and how these
accusations could have further cause pain for Jessica’s already grieving
family. In fact a lot of these internet detectives actually contacted Jessica’s
family directly via Facebook. Some of them even found out their personal phone
numbers and called them to give them these crazy wild theories based upon
false information now. According to a BuzzFeed article and as I said earlier
Jessica’s smoked marijuana as part of her rebellious phase and she sometimes
hung out with the wrong crowd but despite these minor ties for drug
markets the attack couldn’t be pinned to a drug deal gone wrong as there was no
evidence of such. Internet detectives developed a theory that Jessica had sold
somebody a few hundred dollars worth of bad pills which ultimately was a deal
that backfired ending up in her death but Jessica was on all accounts
just a regular user of marijuana and nothing else.
Jessica was also trying to get her life back on track so this idea that she was
selling drugs at this point in her life just doesn’t quite line up to any of the
character profiles given by her family and her friends. Now let’s talk about the
last known images of Jessica still alive the CCTV images of Jessica at the gas
station on the evening that she died. You can see in these images that Jessica
gets out of her car walks around the carpark before entering the gas station store. You can then see Jessica getting
back into her car. Now the gas station owner actually released these CCTV
images to the police in an attempt to aid the investigation he was just trying
to be helpful however he was met with hostility from the Internet detectives.
They were so hostile towards him due to the fact that they believed that he
wouldn’t have released the CCTV images if he wasn’t guilty they thought him
releasing them somehow meant that he was guilty. He felt so attacked that he ended
up leaving and moving out of the town where he had built a life for himself he
left it all behind and this was a further example of how the extreme media
attention and Internet detectives had a negative impact on the local community
and the investigation. Now the reward for any information connecting to this case
began to slowly rise from a couple thousand dollars all the way up to fifty
four thousand dollars but despite this massive reward for any information
leading to a conviction nobody really came forward. It is
believed that those who might know something are too scared to come forward
because they fear retaliation from the killer.
The investigators even began to think outside of the box and try to see
whether maybe this was a part of a serial attack. They began to explore the
hypothesis that somebody had been taking out these attacks on mixed-race couples
they tried to find links between Jessica’s attack to other attacks that
happened out of state and in different counties however no connections could be
found. The internet began to fester racial tensions that hadn’t really
existed before between the black and white population of this small town.
Nobody in the town had prior to these internet detectives suspected any real
racial issues however it does seem apparent from the NOW TV documentary
titled Who Killed Jessica Chambers that there was some kind of racial prejudice
going on in the town. Jessica’s father tells an interviewer in the documentary
that he is an a racist and he has many non-white friends but he doesn’t agree with mixed relationships. According to the same
BuzzFeed article that I referenced earlier, Lisa also claims to not be
racist and not see any racial tensions in the town however when she was talking
about black people she used the n-word so I believe to some
extent there were some racial issues in the town and there was a lot of
prejudice in the town and just racism in the town but whether there was actual
tensions between the white and black communities in the way that the internet
detective described it to be almost as if it was white versus black in this
town I don’t personally believe if that is true. The internet decided that due to
Jessica’s previous drug use and her affiliation with bad influences that she
had become a part of this gang and when she decided to turn her life around she
tried to leave this gang the black community turned on her and killed her.
These online rumors began to perpetrate into the town with even an alleged ban on
black people attending Jessica’s wake. This whole situation to me in 2014 is
just absolutely insane and as you can imagine with all these online theories
and all these all these fingers being pointed at literally everybody in the
community and every group of people racial tensions did began to form and
stir within the town. It seemed as if the authorities weren’t making any real
progress in the investigation. They didn’t even have any suspects.
That was until February of 2016 over a year and a half since Jessica’s
murder when the police indicted 27 year-old
Quintin Tellis on a capital murder charge connected to Jessica’s death this
Quintin Tellis being the same friends that Jessica had seen the morning of her
death now the implication of Quintin Tellis into Jessica’s case stems
predominantly from Quentin’s previous criminal history and alleged text
message exchanges between Jessica and Quintin. Quinton had previously been
convicted on burglary drug possession and evading police charges but most
notably he was actually arrested in 2015 the year after
Jessica’s murder for the murder of, I believe it’s pronounced, Meing-chen Hsiao.
Meing-chen’s murder and her case is largely outside the scope of this video
but I will give you information relating to Jessica’s case. Cell phone records
show that Quinton and Jessica were likely in the exact same place on the
night of her brutal murder at the same time that medical examiner’s believe she
was murdered now this goes against Quinton’s initial statements the police
where he said that he had only seen Jessica that morning Quinton and Jessica
had only been friends for a short period of time and online internet detectives
believe that they weren’t just friends and that there was something more than a
friendship going on. This further added to the Internet’s theory that perhaps
Jessica’s boyfriend at the time Travis had heard about Quinton and ordered this
hit on Jessica to teach her a lesson but that theory like most theories in this
case has no standing there’s no evidence to support it. Quinton went on to tell
investigators in this case in his interviews that he had no idea who had
done this Jessica and why they had done this and initially the investigators
actually believed Quentin’s story however over the course of several
interviews and interrogations Quinton’s story began to change and the
investigators began to suspect Quinton The investigators began to grow
suspicious that Quinton was somehow involved Quentin’s alibi was that he was
at a store in Batesville the night that Jessica was murdered but CCTV footage
from the store actually showed him at the store at 8:26 p.m. which is more
than 15 minutes after Jessica and her car had to be reported to 9-1-1 as being
on fire and according to google maps the drive from Batesville to Courtland is
only about an eight or nine minute drive this would mean that Quentin’s alibi
wouldn’t stand as it would have been possible for the killer to have
committed the crime before driving to Batesville. It also quickly became clear
to investigators that there had been numerous text message exchanges between
Quinton and Jessica in the lead-up to her murder. According to some sources
every day for the four days leading up to Jessica’s death Quinton texts her
asking for sex and each time Jessica rejected him. On that fateful December
Saturday at about 7:42 p.m. Quinton had tried to phone and text Jessica he had
sent her a text message saying that a friend was coming to stay from out of
town and he in the same text message he wished her good nights though 20 minutes
later at 8:00 p.m. the phone records show that Quinton phoned this friends
that was supposed to be coming to stay from out of town and apparently he
begged this friend to come and stay with him which is a bit weird in my opinion
however this friend decided that they wouldn’t come. They wouldn’t come and
they stayed at home. Then at 8:26 p.m. Quinton erased all text messages
between him and Jessica from his mobile phone. The prosecution asked why Quinton
who upon hearing that this girl that he had been texting with and he had wanted
to engage in sexual acts with had been burned alive they wanted to know why
instead of phoning her or texting her to see how she was or to send his wishes or
that kind of thing why he just deleted all the text messages between them this
stood out as quite suspicious to the prosecution and they use this in their
case against Quinton. The defense cross-examined the prosecution
challenging the accuracy of cell phone locational data from the cell phone
towers which if you’ve watched my videos before you’ll know that I’ve discussed
the inaccuracies of a cell phone locational data especially when it is
the locational data taken from triangulation of cell phone towers it
can actually be largely inaccurate and this would cause a shadow of doubt to be cast
over the locational data as strong evidence. It would presents the
locational data as being a weak evidence After all, this locational data places
Quinton at the scene of Jessica’s murder or at least near the scene at the time
that she was murder if this data is incorrect then there is nothing no
evidence that places him at the scene at all.
Despite this the prosecution used the cell phone locational data to build a
timeline of what Quinton did that Saturday. According to CBS News,
Quinton confessed to having been with Jessica the evening she died. Quinton
told investigators that Jessica had actually picked him up in her car
sometime after 5:30 p.m. and they had spent about an hour and a half together. The prosecution believes that Quinton had sex with Jessica in her car before
accidentally strangling her to death or purposefully strangling her to death
either after the fact or during sex. The cell phone data then tells a story of
how the pair were together up until around 7:30 p.m. The prosecution goes on
to say that upon realizing that he had killed Jessica, Quinton drove Jessica’s
car to the location where she would later then be found on fire before
leaving the car, abandoning them, running to her sister’s house, borrowing his
sister’s car before going and driving over to his own house and taking a
five-gallon container of gasoline from his shed and then driving all the way
back to the crime scene so that he could get rid of any evidence, DNA evidence, or
anything like that by setting the car and Jessica on fire. However according to
the prosecution Quintin hadn’t realized that Jessica wasn’t actually dead and
that she was still alive perhaps she just passed out due to loss of oxygen
and once he said the car and Jessica on fire he then realized that she was still
alive so he got back into his sister’s car and took off. Quinton also told
investigators and during his interviews that he had actually had sex with
Jessica in the time that he knew her but he wouldn’t say when. The prosecution
believes that this sexual intercourse occurred the night that she was murdered.
Perhaps this was the intercourse that the prosecution believes that they had
in Jessica’s car where he potentially strangled her. All of this is
circumstantial evidence against Quintin but a lot of it was overwhelming. Of
course there was no evidence that Jessica had been strangled. They were
missing one key element of strong concrete evidence – DNA. And sadly, due to
the burns that Jessica had sustained and due to the car being set on fire, no DNA
evidence could be recovered from the crime scene or from Jessica. DNA was
recovered from Jessica’s car keys which had actually been discovered by a
pedestrian a few days after the crime had taken place. This pedestrian
had taken their child for a walk in a stroller and having seen the shiny
keyring they took at home and was only after they took at homes that they
realized that it could actually be evidence and they handed it in to the
police. The DNA on this keyring was therefore contaminated and couldn’t
really be used to pinpoint exactly you know who had done this because the DNA
was contaminated. There was a chain of custody that couldn’t be validated. This
is where the trial in this case began to get even more interesting. On the 16th of
October 2017 the jury in this case against Quintin came to a verdict they
announced that they had found Quintin Telis not guilty on the charge of
capital murder but in a shocking twist one of the jurors then spoke up after
the verdict had been given and said that a verdict had not been unanimous. This
meant that the judge had to send the jury back to reach a second verdict as,
due to the charge, the verdict had to be unanimous. Only a handful of minutes
later, the jury returned with their verdict and they announced that they
unanimously had found Quintin not guilty on the charge of capital murder however
a poll of each individual juror which was conducted to ensure and a unanimous
verdict discovered that seven out of the twelve jurors actually found that he was
guilty. Which meant that it wasn’t a unanimous
vote the jury was then sent by the judge back to deliberate and at 5:00 p.m. they
came back and announced that they were in a deadlock. Frustratingly in this case
this man of the judge had to dismiss the jury and declare a mistrial a new trial
was then set for September 24th 2018 in a different County with a new jury and
shockingly a mistrial was also declared in this trial prosecutors are to this
day are waiting to see whether they can start a third trial against Quinton
Quinton simultaneously to the Jessica Chambers case as I mentioned earlier was
actually facing charges for a different murder in that trial he pleaded guilty
to the unauthorized use of a credit card credit card being the victims credit
card and which saw him being sentenced to ten years in prison.
I believe that he is still facing a murder charge in that case.Tthe
documentary on NIw TV called Who killed Jessica Chambers contains interviews
with family members and members of the community which goes into a bit more
detail surrounding this case I strongly recommend going and watching that
documentary if you want to find out more about this case again you can find a
link to NOW TV at the top of my description and in my pinned comment if
you want to go check all that out, and that’s everything that I have for you in
today’s case. Thank you so much for watching this episode of my curious case
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44 thoughts on “Jessica Chambers: The Dangers of Internet Detectives”

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  2. I signed up for a Christmas card when I saw your last vid, will be soooo cool to receive one as I love your channel <3 this case was so interesting but also just so horrific and awful for her family, specially as they'd already lost a son then lost Jessica too I just can't imagine what they've been through…hope its solved soon so they get some kind of closure at least… thank you so much for all your dedication and research!

  3. I don't consider this case as being solved. I have huge doubts the guy they're trying to convict is guilty too. He could've lied about seeing Jessica that arvo out of fear. In my eyes they shouldn't be able to convict some1 on basic circumstantial evidence. Numerous ppl could get incarcerated & be innocent. Its strange she actually said the person who attacked her was Eric yet its like that's been dismissed. I've only watched this about her murder tho & to have a better opinion i need to read up alot more about this case

  4. I respectfully disagree with your implication that all/most internet detectives are dangerous. There are definite pros and cons to internet detectives. The main thing is that they really need to know what we know and what we don't know and they need to share the information with only the police, not the grieving family.

    There have been cases that were solved by internet detectives and private citizens where once they handed over what they found, the police were able to take it from there and solve the case. But these are people who are actually doing the legwork and boring research to find useful information, not just theorizing. I firmly believe that anyone can call the police if they think that they have a viable tip / piece of information, even a theory. They always say that if you think that you know anything about a case, no matter how small, you should call the police hotlines.
    For an example of an internet sleuth / private citizen helping identify Jane Doe's in an unsolved but brutal murder, you can follow this link.

    However, I agree with you that people go too far when they contact family members in tasteless and unhelpful ways. Yes, the police need to consider every possibility and each theory but the family needs peace and even to be protected from disturbing and false theories and allegations. No grieving family member should be contacted by internet detectives to be accused of hurting their loved ones. There is no way that this could be helpful. One should be respectful and really consider whether it's helpful and necessary to call in order to get information. however, there are situations under which this may be necessary.
    Internet detectives have great potential to do good if they go about it in the right ways and are doing real research to back it up.

  5. I Love the Christmas 🎄 card idea!! I signed up!! I hope I get one possibly!!
    As far as this horrific and sad case goes….
    Who is Eric?? Why wouldn’t she have said Quinton did it?
    I think Quinton is involved because of the strange behavior and deletion of texts…. but why would she say “Eric”, when asked by the firefighters “Who did this to you??” Unless she was incoherent, the poor girl was on fire…
    I can’t even imagine what she went through in those last hours of her life and her parents also😢
    I lost my 23 yr old son, Kyle due to negligence and losing a child is the most emotionally painful thing a parent can go through imo….
    He passed away on July 14, 2018.
    I had my one and only son, Kyle Joseph when I was 19 and I miss him every second of every day…. these parents lost their son, Jessica’s older brother and then Jessica….. I feel for them so much and I truly hope and pray this case gets solved…🙏😢💔

  6. I understand that well meaning people can cause the opposite of their intentions…but I have to admit, that if I was absolutely certain in my own mind that I knew ANYTHING to have helped catch her killer? I couldnt live with myself, not to have reached out to the authorities.

  7. I like to hear that other ppl get back into their pjs when at home on the weekends. I dont feel so lazy anymore lol. I feel so bad for her. She didnt deserve that kind of death.

  8. Codie-Louise WILKINSON

    Wow. What a kind, down to earth sweet gesture for the Christmas cards. On top of the clearly structured well explained cases, and hard effort put into the videos which you can very clearly see by how well edited every video is, and how your love for YouTube shines through…beneath all of that is a sweet caring person❤️

  9. Codie-Louise WILKINSON

    You are going to go so far in your career due to the warm person that you are❤️ please please stay so pure❤️

  10. I enjoy your channel;I started watching you atDanelle Hallan recommendation. Your story tellimg is done in such away that as I watch I can feel how mucj wffort and time youhave spent all while showimg great respect for the victim their families and loved omes. I look foward to watching your channel in the new year; And cant waite to see how much your platform grows.

  11. If he hadn't killed another girl i would be on the fence, but that shows a recent history, which counts toward him as a person

  12. Sorry but this is why I also have problems with these Facebook groups who “hunt paedophiles” now don’t get me wrong, paedophiles should rot in hell and I have absolutely no sympathy for them AT ALL. But these people are not police, they are not trained and they have no fucking authority. More times than one they have ruined innocent people’s lives through allegations not even for having the wrong information but sometimes linking the WRONG PERSON on social media under being the criminal. One example I remember well is one man who suffered here in the UK because he had the same name as someone who was accused and since he ran his own business and had two children himself he received so much grief from the public in his area. LEAVE THE POLICE TO DO THEIR JOBS UNTIL INTERVENTION IS ACTUALLY NEEDED. Everyone’s trying to be a fucking vigilante these days.

  13. i know it’s not certain that quentin and jessica had sex the night of her death but if there’s even a chance, investigators should’ve verified in case of dna. was a rape kit ever collected? was it specified that her burns were too severe or anything?? like did they even try to run a rape kit?

  14. This poor family!! They lose their son then their daughter, and in such a violent way!! I can’t even imagine the pain and sorrow they feel. My heart goes out to them!! I hope they can atleast get justice for Jessica.

  15. Yeah, uh. Asking a white person in a small town like that about racial tensions isn’t going to garner much results. Go talk to a black person from that town and I almost garuntee you’ll hear about racial tensions and discrimination.

  16. sadly i do not have instagram, but happy holidays to you and yours! i want to compliment you bc you speak so eloquently, very clear in conveying the information, and your narrative is incredible in each video. if you were on investigation discovery narrating a series…or 6…i'd watch them without missing an episode! for now, i shall enjoy your content here on youtube. these cases are very difficult to discuss and you truly uphold the victim and their families with the highest regard and respect without displaying any criticism about the victim's lifestyle choices. i just cannot tell you enough how incredible you are with your delivery, and you are a very honorable/good hearted/ethical/compassionate human being!!

  17. At 22:28, I had to rewind a few times to be sure I was hearing what I thought I was hearing. So some gas station releases video which is common by the way (I spent eight and a half years with the Saint Louis Police Dept, resigned one year from yesterday)and they think the gas owner did it because he was guilty? That makes no sense. Feel bad for gas station owner he was just doing what is standard practice. Most gas stations have video, law enforcement asks for them all the time, quality varies but nearly all gas stations hand over video monitoring their property.

  18. I'm only 15mins into this, so someone called the fire brigade because a car was on fire? It takes time for the fire fighters to get to the scene, so was Jessica on fire this whole time? I dont think that would be possible especially since she was still standing when the fire fighters arrived? If she some how had been on fire this whole time why did the person who called them not say so? Who was the person who called the fire department?.

  19. These internet detectives are disgusting!!. They need to get a life and leave the family alone and the other people they have harassed, shame on them.

  20. The parents were racist but I dont think that her death had to do with race.

    The town was obviously full of racists, most towns if not all towns are.

    I find it funny that the father doesn't agree with mixed couples yet he is a criminal so I'm not sure why he thinks he is so above anybody else.

  21. I hope that I am one of the few who get a card. If not… I hope you and your family have a wonderful and love filled Christmas holiday!

  22. It's amazing (and sickening, among other things) that the same 12 people who can't even grasp the meaning of the word ''unanimous", are also tasked with something as important as deciding over a murder case. Wow.

  23. He's giving way too much credit to ''internet detectives''. It doesn't matter how many tips did or didn't come in from internet people… Jessica's father would've been interrogated & thoroughly looked into no matter what. That's just standard for a murder investigation. Those closest to the victim have to be ruled out 1st. Immediate family and/or people in the same household are pretty much always the 1st ones to be put under a microscope by police, and that is especially true when the victim is a minor or young adult.

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