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ITHACA, N.Y. — A Dryden man was found dead in Georgia and two people from Geneva have been charged with his murder, reports say.

Duane Hollenbeck, 59, was found dead Dec. 12 at the Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia, according to the Times Free Press.

The organization goes on to report that Hollenbeck was reported missing by a neighbor in New York days before was found with a laceration on his head. He appeared to have been dead for less than a day.

Robert Brooks and Jennifer Demott (Provided by the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office)
Robert Brooks and Jennifer Demott (Provided by the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office)

WRCBTV reported that Jennifer Demott and Robert Brooks have both been charged with murder in connection with the crime. They’re in custody at the Catoosa County Jail.

Park Ranger Chief Todd Roeder told the news organization, “What our investigation revealed was that Ms. DeMott and Mr. Hollenbeck knew each other.”

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.