Two men have been arrested and charged with murdering Alan Shalleck, who collaborated with the co-creator of “Curious George” on a series of books and TV episodes about the mischievous monkey.

Rex Spears Ditto, 29, and Vincent J. Puglisi, 54, were jailed after turning themselves in to police in Florida on Wednesday. Investigators said the two men knew Shalleck and were tracked down using the victim’s telephone records.