8 episodes

When 19-year old Jessica Chambers is horrifically murdered, set on fire in her car, her rural Mississippi community is rocked. As investigators work to figure out who could have done this and why, there’s an onslaught of online sleuths digitally descending on this grieving community wreaking havoc and placing blame. Finally, after a 14-month investigation, there’s a surprise arrest and trial of the accused with an ending that sends shockwaves once again. Hosted by Beth Karas. 

Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers Oxygen

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    • 4.3, 294 Ratings

When 19-year old Jessica Chambers is horrifically murdered, set on fire in her car, her rural Mississippi community is rocked. As investigators work to figure out who could have done this and why, there’s an onslaught of online sleuths digitally descending on this grieving community wreaking havoc and placing blame. Finally, after a 14-month investigation, there’s a surprise arrest and trial of the accused with an ending that sends shockwaves once again. Hosted by Beth Karas. 

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

Di McC ,

Great story

Binge listened in one evening. I was hooked

leltb ,

Glad case is getting covered but

Wish the podcast was produced & done better.

TrippingOnWords ,

Pretty disappointing presentation...

I feel like the people interviewed cared more about the victim than the host. She has an interesting voice, but I don’t think she understands the difference between radio/podcasts and television. Great podcasters know, or actively learn, how to express emotion and deliver effective information without sounding too easily swayed by feelings or like a zombie.

Also, I feel that this was just some background info, excerpts from the trial, and interviews. I don’t understand why this podcast was made. The host brought nothing interesting or unique the table, and very ineffectively tried to be ‘subtle’ in swaying the listener towards their opinion.

Also, this is a super weak entry into the boom of PoC-featured (victim or accused) true crime podcasts. Season 3 of Someone Knows Something, season 2 of In the Dark—those were friggin’ amazing. They’re bursting with thoughtful reporting, heartwarming interviews, and amazing cases and introspective. This is a bit late to the party, and it’s really low effort considering the network behind it.

And the worst transgression that has turned me off this network completely: How on earth are you so lazy with ads that you play an ad for THE PODCAST I’M LISTENING TO while I’m listening to it?! My god. I live abroad and haven’t watched cable American television in at least 5 years and I certainly didn’t miss the brain-dead ads, but here they are... It shows just how little thought you put into your podcast.

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