A group of teenagers from Alaska killed another teen, their best friend after some Indiana man offered them a $9 millions in exchange for images of killing.
On 4 June, outside Anchorage 19-year-old girl Cynthia Hoffman was found dead of an apparent gunshot. Cynthia Hoffman had been shot in the back of the head and her hands and feet were bound.
The murder was carried out by 18-year-old Denali Brehmer and 4 other teenagers.
Court documents say that investigators believe the 21-year-old Darin Schilmiller of New Salisbury, Indiana, posed as a millionaire named “Tyler” online. Darin offered 18-year-old Denali Brehmer $9 million or more to “rape and murder someone in Alaska,” the station reported.
According to the documents, Denali Brehmer was supposed to send photos and videos of the killing back to Schilmiller. Brehmer is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cynthia “CeeCee” Hoffman.
The family told the Anchorage Daily News that Hoffman was developmentally disabled. Brehmer texted Hoffman’s father after the murder to say “I hope she comes home safely she’s my best friend.”
The other teenagers are 16-year-old Kayden McIntosh, 18-year-old Caleb Leyland and the names of other two minors teens have not been released.
Also, authorities believe the teenagers from Alaska abducted Hoffman, lured her to a hiking trail, murdered her and then left her body in a nearby river. The texts showed that Tyler pushed Brehmer to sexually assault Hoffman, but they found no evidence that this was done.
Schilmiller is being extradited to Alaska to face charges. Schilmiller together with Brehmer, McIntosh, are indicted on murder and conspiracy charges and could face 99 years for each charge.