Former Navy JAG officer, Nicholas Kassotis, has been charged with the murder of his 40-year-old wife, Mindi Mebane Kassotis, whose dismembered body was found in a Georgia hunting lodge. Her identity was confirmed through DNA testing after a five-month investigation. The remains were discovered by hunters in December 2020, and it is believed that Mindi had been dead for a month prior to the discovery. Kassotis was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday.

The investigation suggests that she had already been dead for a month by the time her remains were found at the Portal Hunting Club in Riceboro, Georgia.

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Kassotis has been charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, and removing body parts from the scene of death or dismemberment. Mindi’s remains were discovered by hunters on December 2, 2022, in Liberty County, Georgia.

Despite being unidentified at the time, the GBI later confirmed that she had been placed there sometime after November 18. Following the provision of DNA samples by her family, her identity was finally established last Thursday. Kassotis was taken into custody the following day.

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Mindi and Nicholas had been wed for six years and resided in Savannah. The reason for Mindi’s killing remains unknown. Mindi, originally from New Orleans, was a writer and business owner, while her husband served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy. Kassotis is presently detained at the Lancaster County Prison, but authorities plan to send him back to Georgia to face the accusations.