Ramin Khodakaramrezaei killed Podcaster Zohreh Sadeghi: Cops

The double murder crime scene in Redmond, Washington (via KOMO News screengrab). Mugshot of Ramin Khodakaramrezaei (Redmond Police Department).

A Washington state podcaster and her husband were killed by a man who had been stalking her for months, according to the Redmond Police Department.

Just before 2 a.m. Friday morning, police received a 911 call from a woman who said there was a shooting at her home — that woman was later identified as one of the victims’ mothers.

When Redmond officers arrived to the scene, they found a man at the front door of the home who immediately collapsed and became unresponsive. The man, Mohammad Milad Naseri, died at the scene, police confirmed.

Police officers made their way inside the home and later found two other people dead in a bedroom: the suspected second victim and podcaster, Zohreh Sadeghi, and the alleged stalker, Ramin Khodakaramrezaei. Sadeghi had been shot and Khodakaramrezaei died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In a press conference Friday, Redmond Police Department Chief Darrell Lowe said Khodakaramrezaei broke into the home through a bedroom window. The mother of one of the victims realized what was happening at the time, escaped, ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911.

The police chief confirmed Sadeghi and Khodakaramrezaei met on a podcast social platform called Clubhouse. The platform dubs itself as “a new type of social network based on voice—where people around the world come together to talk, listen and learn from each other in real-time,” according to their website.

Police said Khodakaramrezaei quickly became obsessed with Sadeghi and she eventually had to file a protective order. Chief Lowe said she first contacted law enforcement about her stalker in December 2022, then contacted them again in January 2023, formally filing the protective, no-contact order at the beginning of March. Investigators were unable to serve Khodakaramrezaei with the order because they could not find him. They did confirm he lived in Texas, but he was a long haul truck driver, always on the road, so it was difficult to pinpoint his location.

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