Ramin Khodakaramrezaei

A delusional stalker killed a Seattle based podcaster in a murder-suicide plot. Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, a long haul trucker from Texas drove to the home of Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, climbed through a window and shot her. He also shot Sadeghi’s husband, Mohammad Milad Naseri. 

The victim’s mother was staying with the couple. She was able to escape and call the police from the neighbors. When officers arrived on scene — they discovered the podcaster shot in the bedroom with her killer body’s laying near by, dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Her husband, Naseri, died of his injuries shortly after police showed up. 

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According to reports, Sadeghi and Khodakaramrezaei met on a popular platform Clubhouse — a social media gathering places where people can discuss any topic they wish with others.

Shortly after meeting on Clubhouse, Khodakaramrezaei grew obsessed with Sadeghi and began stalking her. 

In attempt to protect herself Sadeghi blocked him from her friends list. She blocked his calls and stopped communicating. But it wasn’t enough to stop Khodakaramrezae. He called her more than a hundred times a day. At some point he even showed up at her house with gifts. She refused them. Her actions angered Khodakaramrezae. He left more messages telling her that the only way this will end is if he kills himself. 

In 2022, Sadeghi filed a protective order against her stalker. In the fillings she wrote Khodakaramrezae wanted to show up at her house to shoot and burn himself, set fire to her home and burn a tree she loved. 

The court granted her the restraining order but police were not able to locate Khodakaramrezae. Apparently he was always on the road with his trucking job.

“All of this has caused me great distress and pain, and now I am suffering from a deep-seated fear for my safety. It has taken a toll on my recovery,” Sadeghi wrote, according to KOMO News.

She further wrote in the protective order: “Khodakaramrezaei has bursts of anger and is completely delusional. These delusions make me fear for my life and the lives of my loved ones.”

At a press conference, the Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said: “This is the absolute worst outcome for a stalking case,” He continued. “This is every victim, every detective, every police chief’s worst nightmare.”


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By Jolene Grace

Jolene Grace was a journalist for ten years, interning for CBS evening news, working as a beat report for Oklahoma Public radio, and eventually transitioning into managing digital content for a radio corporation. Currently, she writes crime fiction full time and blogs for the Crime Room. Jolene is fortunate enough to be able to tell the stories of those who no longer can. She’s passionate to write about cold cases being solved. You can read her blogs on thecrimeroom.com or listen to The Crime Room Podcast wherever in the world you happened to be. Let’s Talk Crime.

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