According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the husband of a Georgia lady whose remains were discovered on Thursday has been charged with murder.
In connection with the passing of Mindi Mebane Kassotis, Nicholas James Kassotis, 40, was charged on Friday with felony murder, aggravated assault, and malice murder. He is also accused of removing body parts from the site of a death or dismemberment and tampering with evidence.
Authorities made an arrest of Nicholas Kassotis, also known as Nicholas Killian James Stark, on Friday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When Mindi was slain in November of last year, the couple was residing in Savannah.
On December 2, hunters in Riceboro, Georgia, discovered the 40-year-old woman’s remains close to a hunting club. Authorities think that around November 27, 2022, her fragmentary bones were buried in the Portal Hunting Club woods.
“Her date of death is believed to be approximately one to two weeks before she was found,” the GBI said in a previous release.
After months of interviews, advanced testing in labs and genealogy DNA analysis, the GBI identified the remains on May 11.
“GBI agents assigned to this investigation sought the FBI’s assistance with genealogy DNA. The FBI used a lab specializing in this advanced testing and received results that furthered the investigation,” the GBI explained in a press release.
“The GBI interviewed family members and obtained DNA swabs for comparison to the profile created through genealogy DNA,” the press release added.
In Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County Prison, Nicholas is being detained. Georgia will get his extradition.