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Jessica Chambers Suspect May Have Killed Another Woman

| by Nicholas Roberts

A man facing charges for burning a 19-year-old Mississippi woman to death in 2014 has now been accused of killing a University of Louisiana student in July 2015.

Quinton Tellis, 27, faces a grand jury for the 2015 death of 34-year-old graduate student Meing-Chen Hsiao, according to KNOE.  Right now, Tellis is in jail in Mississippi for the capital murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers in 2014, WAPT reports.

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Detectives believe Hsiao was killed on July 29, 2015 although her body was not discovered until Aug. 8. Police said the scene had been "cleaned up" when Hsiao was found.  She had reportedly been stabbed more than 30 times and showed signs of torture.

Hsiao's neighbors told police that a man, believed to be Tellis, had repeatedly come to Hsiao's apartment and had asked for her. July 29 was the last day any of her neighbors saw any activity in her apartment; they added that her lights had been left on and her bike had not moved.

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In the days after Hsiao's death, detectives obtained a search warrant for her bank account and discovered several transactions totaling $2,000, spread out over the area.

Tellis admitted to using Hsiao's debit card to get cash.  All DNA evidence relating to the case had reportedly been destroyed by the time Tellis was arrested.

A grand jury will ultimately hear evidence against Tellis in the Hsiao murder case to decide charges.  He is scheduled to appear in court on July 15.

Sources: KNOE, WAPT / Photo credit: WREG

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