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Podcast host, husband killed in Seattle


A podcaster and her husband were found murdered in their suburban Seattle home, along with a man suspected of stalking the podcast host for months in what police described as their “worst” after trying to enforce a protective order. nightmare.”

Police were trying to get a protective order for Ramin Khodakaramreza, 38, before Friday’s killings, but they had trouble finding the truck driver from Texas, Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said. Zohre Sadeghi, 33, and her husband, Mohammad Milad Nasser, 35, had just received the court order a week ago.

Sadeghi’s mother called the police around 1:45 a.m. Friday after he ran away from the house and ran to a neighbor’s house.

Police found Naseri lying on the floor near the door of the house and brought him out to find that he had suffered a gunshot wound. They performed CPR, but he died at the scene. Inside the home, officers found Sadeghi and the suspect dead.

“This is the absolute worst outcome for a prosecution case. This is every victim’s, every detective’s, every police chief’s worst nightmare,” Lowe said at a press briefing Friday afternoon.

Khodakaramrezei befriended Sadeghi in an online chat room for Persian speakers looking for tech jobs in late 2021 after listening to the woman’s podcasts. Lowe said the two met in person last summer before contact escalated to harassing phone calls and threats in the fall.

Sadeghi wrote in her filing that Khodakaramrezai threatened to show up at her house and set it on fire and left voicemails saying she wouldn’t stop until she “killed herself or died.”

Sadeghi tried to cut ties with Khodakaramreza, but the harassment continued, so she turned herself in to the police in December and again in January after his activities intensified.

Lowe said the suspect contacted Sadeghi more than 100 times in one day. He emphasized that a restraining order only allows the police to take action if someone violates the order, but it cannot protect a person if “someone intends to harm them.”

Sadeghi was a software engineer who previously worked at Promontory MortgagePath and attended graduate school at the University of Washington, according to his LinkedIn profile. Nasiri has been working at Amazon since January 2022, and he said on his blog that while growing up in Iran, he was ranked the second best singer in Tehran in 2007 before studying at Sharif University of Technology. The couple married in 2011 after moving to the US

A number of posts on Nasiri’s blog detail his efforts to land a job at Google, which he eventually succeeded in 2017. He worked there for five years before joining Amazon.

While most of Nasiri’s posts have been about work or technology, he wrote last October condemning the death of a 16-year-old girl amid protests in Iran over the treatment of women following the death of a 22-year-old woman. was detained by the country’s morality police.

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