GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Hancock County investigator says evidence indicates that a dismembered body that washed up in Mississippi belongs to Jaren Lockhart.

Lockhart, 22, went missing Tuesday.

A female torso with a stab wound was found washed ashore Thursday in Bay St. Louis.

Saturday, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said that a fisherman found a lower leg portion early Saturday morning in Pass Christian. Authorities then found an upper leg portion nearby, and a head just to the west in Long Beach.

Hancock County Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan tells the Sun Herald ( ) that “circumstantial evidence and reasonable facts” show the body is that of Lockhart. He said a positive confirmation will be made through DNA, he said.