Podcaster and spouse murdered by alleged stalker

Early Friday morning, the Redmond Police Department reported that a Washington state podcaster and her husband were killed by a man who had been stalking her for several months.

After receiving a 911 call from the victim’s mother, officers arrived to the home, where they found Mohammad Milad Naseri, the alleged stalker, collapsed and unresponsive at the front door.

Upon entering the home, police officers discovered two more people dead in a bedroom; victim Zohreh Sadeghi was shot, and the alleged stalker, Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At a press conference, Redmond Police Department Chief Darrell Lowe revealed that Khodakaramrezaei had broken into the home through a bedroom window, and the mother of one of the victims had managed to escape, running to a nearby neighbor’s home and calling 911. Lowe further noted that Sadeghi and Khodakaramrezaei had met on a podcast social platform, Clubhouse, which advertises itself as a network for people to “talk, listen, and learn from each other in real-time.”

As per police records, Sadeghi had contacted law enforcement about her stalker in December 2022, and had filed a protective, no-contact order at the beginning of March. However, investigators were unable to serve Khodakaramrezaei with the order, as he was always on the road as a long-haul truck driver.

Chief Lowe also mentioned in the press conference that Khodakaramrezaei had contacted Sadeghi over one hundred times in one day and had visited the couple’s home unannounced with gifts, as well as contacted her husband, Naseri.

Records obtained by KOMO News stated that Khodakaramrezaei had threatened to “show up on my shoot and burn himself and set fire on my house by burning the tree that I love,” and had left her voicemails saying he wouldn’t let her go unless he killed himself or died.

Police officers later towed a red truck away from the scene, which they believe belonged to Khodakaramrezaei.