PCPD continues searching for person of interest in homicide investigation

(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)
(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – The Phenix City Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a person of interest in a homicide investigation.

Police are looking for 31-year-old Derek Thomas from Phenix City to question him in reference to the shooting death of Jennifer Chambers on Nov. 8 at a home on the 1700 block of South Railroad Street.

According to police, Thomas had been dating Chambers prior to her death.

Police believe Thomas has family in the Phenix City/ Columbus area and is believed to still be in this area.

Thomas is also wanted for bail jumping on a prior third-degree domestic violence case from 2014 that didn't involve the victim in the shooting death.

Police say they will not rest and will continue their work to find the person responsible for Jennifer Chambers death.

"This was a 27 year old female, she was a college student, she had a small child… it's a tragedy and the family really deserves some since of closure," Captain George Staudinger with Phenix City Police said.

If you have any information about this case or may know of Thomas' whereabouts, you are asked to call Phenix City police at 334-448-2800.

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