Police: Stalker kills woman, husband in Seattle-area home
REDMOND, Wash. — A longhaul truck driver from Texas who became obsessed with a software engineer in Washington state after meeting her through a social media chatroom app killed her, her husband and himself after stalking them for months, police said.
Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, and her husband, Mohammad Milad Naseri, 35, were shot to death in their suburban Seattle home by Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, according to Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe. He said officers spent a week trying to serve a protection order on Khodakaramrezaei but had not been able to find him before the killings.
“This is the absolute worst outcome for a stalking case,” Lowe said at a media briefing Friday afternoon. “This is every victim, every detective, every police chief’s worst nightmare.”
In a written statement, the police department said Friday that the suspect began communicating with Sadeghi after listening to her podcasts. Lowe clarified that the two became acquainted because he heard her in an audio chatroom on the app Clubhouse, where he said she facilitated a discussion for Farsi speakers seeking work in the tech industry.
Sadeghi’s mother called police around 1:45 a.m. Friday after escaping the home and running to a neighbor’s house.
Arriving officers saw Naseri collapse in the doorway of the home and pulled him outside, discovering he had been shot, Lowe said. They performed CPR, but he died at the scene. Inside the home, officers found Sadeghi and the suspect dead.
Khodakaramrezaei befriended Sadeghi in the online chat room in late 2021. Lowe said the two met up in person last summer before the contacts escalated into harassing phone calls and threats in the fall. At one point he showed up at their home unwanted with flowers, Lowe said.
As the stalker’s behavior intensified, Redmond Police filed a complaint against him for stalking and telephone harassment on March 2, and Sadeghi and Naseri obtained a protection order the next day.
Sadeghi wrote in her application for the protection order that Khodakaramrezaei threatened to show up at her home and set it on fire and left voicemails declaring that he wouldn’t stop unless “he killed himself or died,” The Seattle Times reported.
Sadeghi tried to cut off contact with Khodakaramrezaei but harassment continued, so she contacted police in December and again in January after his actions intensified.
Lowe said that at one point the suspect contacted Sadeghi more than 100 times in a single day. He stressed that a restraining order is just a piece of paper — it allows police to take action if someone violates it, but it cannot protect a person when “someone is intent on causing them harm.”
Sadeghi was a software engineer who had worked at Promontory MortgagePath, which provided mortgage services, before it shuttered in November. She had also been studying in the University of Washington’s graduate programs, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Lora Ruffin, of Cupertino, California, said Saturday she worked remotely with Sadeghi on the same team at Promontory writing software to help community banks offer mortgages. They never met in person.
Sadeghi spent the last few months of her life looking for a new job, but she had just found one and reached out to Ruffin on Thursday asking her to be a reference. Ruffin called her collaborative, well organized and helpful.
“She got along with everyone on the team,” Ruffin said.
Sadeghi’s Twitter feed featured content related to progressive politics and human rights, especially women’s rights in Iran. She and Nasiri also identified themselves as science fiction fans.
Nasiri had been working at Amazon since January 2022, and he said in his blog that when he was growing up in Iran he was ranked as the second-best singer in Tehran in 2007 before he went on to study at the Sharif University of Technology. The couple married in 2011 after moving to the U.S.
A number of the posts on Nasiri’s blog detail his efforts to land a job at Google, which he ultimately succeeded at in 2017. He worked there for five years before going to Amazon.
While most of Nasiri’s posts were about work or technology, he wrote last October to condemn the death of a 16-year-old girl amid the protests in Iran about the treatment of women after the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the country’s morality police.
match masters free boosters and free coins the techie king
clash of clans online generator free gems gold firefox add ons
dragon city hack gems 99999 no human verification servicenow
unlimited cheat free family island rubies generator 2023 new
real free diamonds generator get free diamonds for hay day
download get free diamond litmatch apk for android apk4k
cheat codes myths of moonrise for android and ios
cheat gardenscapes prank apk download 2023 free 9apps
evony mod apk v4 39 0 download unlimited gems apkspure
dice dreams free rolls collect daily gifts and rewards md
cash coins lives project makeover help center
mod tango diamonds and gifts unlimited coins tips apkpure
beach buggy racing cheats free beach buggy racing generator
free stumble guys gems generator instant hack updated 2023
1000 coins free tiktok coins generator 2023
latest updates stumble guys free gems generator
tiktok coins 2023 what are they how to get free coins
amazon promo code today working free gift card codes list
free amazon com gift card in 2022 prizerebel
earn free amazon gift cards in 2023 idle empire
score free amazon gift cards 7 easy ways creditcardgenius
40 free amazon gift card codes followchain
guaranteed free codes amazon gift card generator 2023
best amazon gift card deal ł6 free when you top up balance uk
amazon gift card codes free today 2023 working 100 amazon
get coins for tik tok live apk android app free download
how do you get tiktok coins for free 2023
how to get free tiktok coins in 2023 tecnoguias
GENUINE FREE TIKTOK COINS GENERATOR
tiktok mod apk v28 2 2 unlimited coins 2022 kingmodapk net