The man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body near Riceboro last December is in custody in Liberty County.
Nicholas James Kassotis was returned to Liberty County on Friday afternoon. Kassotis, wanted in connection for the death of his wife Mindi Kassotis, was arrested in Pennsylvania and extradited to Georgia.
Mindi’s body was found on a hunting club which covered areas in Liberty and Mcintosh counties on December 2, 2022. She was 40 years old at the time her body was found. The couple was living in Savannah at the time of Mindi’s death.
GBI agents assigned to this investigation sought the FBI’s assistance with genealogy DNA. FBI used a lab specializing in this advanced testing and received results that furthered the investigation. The GBI interviewed family members and obtained DNA swabs for comparison to the profile created through genealogy DNA.
Mindi Kassotis was identified on May 11, 2023.
Nicholas Kassotis is being charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, and removal of body parts from scene of death or dismemberment Mindi Ruth Mebane and Nicholas James Kassotis were married in November 2016.