A Seattle podcast host and her husband, a former Google engineer, who were shot to death by a crazed stalker, were photographed hours after they were murdered in their $1.6 million home.
Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, a self-described ‘techie,’ was fatally shot by Texas trucker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, with a handgun Thursday night at her $1.6 million home in Redmond, Washington.
Khodakaramrezaei jumped out of a window at 2am and shot Sadeghi and her husband, 35-year-old Mohammed Naseri, and then himself. Sadeghi’s mother was inside the house at the time and she was able to escape to a neighbor’s house and call 911.
Police say Khodakaramrezaei first found Sadeghi through a podcast about finding a job in tech and became so obsessed with her that he filed a restraining order against her.
they told the seattle times that Khodakaramrezaei’s job as a trucker made him difficult to nail down.
On February 22, just a few weeks before the murder, records show that Khodakaramrezaei sent Naseri 82 text messages on Telegram and she told police that he once called her more than 100 times in one day.
Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, a self-described ‘techie,’ was fatally shot by trucker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, on Thursday night at her home in Redmond, Washington.
Sadeghi’s husband, Mohammed Naseri, 35, who worked as a software engineer for Amazon, was also killed.
Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said Sadeghi contacted them in December 2022 and said interest in Khodakaramrezaei “has intensified.”
This led to a temporary protection order against Khodakaramrezaei being signed on March 3, with a hearing scheduled for two weeks later.
Khodakaramrezaei had also been charged with two counts of harassing telephone calls and one count of stalking. A warrant was issued for his arrest with bail set at $100,000.
Both the husband and wife were software engineers, and Sadeghi had worked at Promontory MortgagePath, according to his LinkedIn page. The couple married around 2011 and purchased the Redmond home in 2021.
According to his LinkedIn page, Naseri joined Amazon as a Lead Software Engineer in January 2022 after working for Google.
Naseri wrote in the no-contact order petition that Sadeghi first spoke to him about Khodakaramrezaei in late 2021, describing him as a member of a new group of friends.
Khodakaramrezaei was divorced with a son, but had no criminal record.
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com describe how the couple met in person in 2022 and how Sadeghi concealed some of their interactions from her husband.
The ‘friendship’ turned sinister and she begged him to leave her alone.
Disturbingly, in a petition filed last month, she stated: ‘He has outbursts of anger and is completely delusional.
“These delusions make me fear for my life and the lives of my loved ones.”
Stalker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, committed suicide after killing the woman and her husband at 2am Thursday night. He entered the house through a window.
Sadeghi worked at Promontory MortgagePath as a software engineer, according to her LinkedIn page.
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com describe how the couple met in person in 2022 and how Sadeghi concealed some of their interactions from her husband (pictured)
Sadeghi and her husband married around 2011 and purchased the Redmond home in 2021.
She told police how he had shown up at her home uninvited, delivering flowers and once even promising to send a band out to play.
He contacted my husband and continues to do so. He has come to my neighborhood several times, staying at inns around my neighborhood, he has parked on my street hoping to see me.
At one point, he threatened to end their marriage.
“I am suffering from a deep-seated fear for my safety,” he said.
She included call records showing how often he called and left messages, and told police that he sometimes parked on the street hoping to see her.
Sadeghi blocked him on WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram and on his phone’s calling app, but he began communicating with Naseri in February 2023.
On February 22, just weeks before the murder, records show that Khodakaramrezaei sent Naseri 82 text messages on Telegram.
The suburban home of Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, and Mohammed Naseri, 35, who were killed Thursday night by stalker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38.
The interior of the home where a stalker broke in through a window Thursday night, killing the husband and wife living inside.
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show that a criminal complaint was filed against him a week ago.
The stalker’s incessant calls and voicemails to the victim in February, before he called the police.
Restraining order petition reveals how he sent her gifts like a neckerchief
It is not clear if Khodakaramrezaei was in the area or drove from Texas to Washington to attack it. He had recently reported it to the police.
Redmond police could not confirm if the stalker had a criminal record or obtained his gun legally.
They say the man started tuning in to her podcast several months ago, but began bombarding her with messages.
She had contacted the police and the authorities were preparing to serve him with the restraining order, but they were having trouble restraining him.
A truck believed to be the stalker’s was pulled off the street today. The victim told police how he was parking on the street hoping to see her.
Police at the crime scene Friday morning. The once quiet suburban street is now overrun with investigators.
Police at the crime scene Friday morning. Both Zohreh and her husband were shot dead. The stalker then shot himself in the chest with his pistol.
Police at the scene of the murders Thursday night in Redmond
Jamie Lynn Burns, a woman who would be moving into the house across the street from Sadeghi and Naseri, was stunned by the murders.
She said she had visited the house just a week and a half ago and saw Sadeghi’s mother looking ‘dutifully’ out of a window.
“I wonder… now if maybe he was, you know, like on high alert,” Burns said. the daily beast.
Calling it “shocking” for something like this to happen in Redmond, Burns said the couple had welcomed her into the neighborhood with open arms.
“They were so nice and welcoming,” Burns said. “We said, ‘Oh my gosh, we couldn’t have found better neighbors.’