Body found in Pass Christian area

Published 5:38 pm Thursday, May 21, 2009

The dismembered remains of an elderly Long Beach man have been found and Harrison County authorities have issued a warrant for a suspect’s arrest.

Deputies say remains found Tuesday and Wednesday were identified as 79-year-old Robert Barnes of Long Beach. Authorities say Barnes died of a stab wound and his body dismembered.

Deputies say a fisherman found body parts on Tuesday near a storm-battered marina at the Discovery Bay housing development at the mouth of where the Wolf River feeds into Bayou Portage near Pass Christian.

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Divers found more remains Wednesday.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says a warrant has been issued for Robert Adam Lambert, who also uses the name Jimmy Brantley, which authorities say he used to cash a check belonging to the victim.