Former Navy JAG Officer Arrested for Killing, Dismembering Wife

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the remains of a woman found dead on a coastal hunting club last December and arrested her husband for murder.

Mindi Mebane Kassotis, 40, was living in Savannah at the time of her death with her husband, Nicholas James Kassotis, who also went by the name Nicholas Killian James Stark.

Partial remains were found at the Portal Hunting Club in Riceboro on December 2, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The body was dismembered, and additional remains were found within a three mile radius on the grounds of the club, which lie in both Liberty and McIntosh Counties.

The GBI said it believed the remains were put there around November 27.

Earlier in May, investigators identified the remains using genealogy testing and interviews with Mindi Kassotis’s family members.

Nicholas Kassotis, 40, was arrested on Friday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — the day after investigators positively identified the remains — and charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and removal of body parts from scene of death or dismemberment.

Kassotis was an officer with the US Navy’s Judge Advocate General corps when he married Mindi Mebane, a writer and business owner originally from New Orleans, in 2016, the Daily Beast reported.

Kassotis awaiting extradition to Georgia in Lancaster County Prison.

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[Featured image: Mindi Mebane Kassotis/Georgia Bureau of Investigation]