Search for Jesse James continues

Friday, June 30th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Dallas-AP) -- Researchers who mistakenly exhumed the wrong body while looking for the remains of Jesse James aren't giving up.

They are waiting for a court order to exhume a second coffin from a cemetery in Granbury, Texas.

A forensic anthropologist says a coffin adjacent to the one they recently unearthed is the one they want.

Analysts want to compare the D-N-A of the remains to that of a known descendent of the notorious outlaw.

They're trying to determine if historical accounts are correct -- that James died in 1882 after being shot by one of his own men
in Missouri.

Some Granbury residents say James survived, changed his name to J. Frank Dalton and lived there until he died in 1951 -- when he would have been 104 years old.