Arrest Made in Connection with Dead Body Found in Long Beach

On October 22, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department arrested 63 year old Christy Lee Zarrella of South Seal Avenue, Long Beach, MS and charged her with
tampering with physical evidence and (failure to) report of death to medical examiner.
The arrest stems from the investigation of a missing elderly male that resides on South Seal Avenue, Long Beach, MS. Long Beach Investigators conducted a follow-up investigation at the man’s residence and detected a foul odor coming from the backyard. A search warrant for the property was obtained and investigators located the deceased and decomposing body of the elderly male in a container in the backyard.
Zarrella was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center and incarcerated on a $250,500.00 bond set by Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner pending further court action.
This investigation is ongoing and other charges may follow pending the interview of other witnesses, processing of evidence and the results of a pending autopsy.

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