ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An Indiana man involved in the assassination of a teenager in Alaska had promised millions of dollars to the teenagers who had killed them in return for pictures of the murder, the Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday ,
Court documents suggest that investigators believe Darin Schilmiller of New Salisbury, Indiana, has spent himself online as a millionaire named "Tyler" and offered $ 18 million or more to 18-year-old Denali Brehmer to "rape someone in Alaska and murder, "the newspaper reported.
According to court documents, Brehmer should return photos and videos of the killing to Schilmiller.
Brehmer is charged with first-degree murder of Cynthia "CeeCee" Hoffman. Hoffman was killed on June 2 near a rural Anchorage path. The police found her taped in the Eklutna River near Thunderbird Falls. She had been shot in the back of the head.
On Tuesday, the federal prosecutors announced the arrest of Schilmiller for child pornography. He is accused of making visual representations of minors in sexually explicit behavior and attempting to obtain these representations.
The online court records do not list his lawyer who could comment on the case.
In a lawsuit, FBI agent Jessica Laut Hais led Schilmiller to record sexually exploited girls by 1
Brehmer is represented by the Public Defender's Office in Alaska. Brehmer told the police that she and Kayden McIntosh, 16, were escorting Hoffman to the popular lane and planning to photograph themselves tied up.
At some point the police wanted McIntosh picked up a gun from Brehmer, shot at Hoffman and pushed her into the river.
Brehmer and McIntosh then drove to a park, called Hoffman's family and said they took them to the park, police said. They went into another park and burned Hoffman's handbag and other items, as well as the gun used in the shooting, the police said.
McIntosh is accused as an adult of murder and the manipulation of first degree evidence. Another adult and male and female adolescents are charged with conspiracy.
The Daily News reported Saturday that the youth told the police that each of them should receive part of Schilmiller's promised reward for their role in the killing.
] During a search of Brehmer's phone, police reported that Schilmiller was discussing sexually explicit photos and text messages.
Brehmer told the police she had shot a video of an 8- or 9-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl and sent her to Schilmiller. In interviews, she referred to him as "Tyler" from Kansas.
Hais, a member of the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, said in the lawsuit that the investigators had determined that "Tyler" was Schilmiller. According to authorities Brehmer is pointed out in a text message in the phone show of Schilmiller, how to attack the older girl.
Chloe Martin, spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office in Anchorage, announced that Schilmiller is being extradited to Alaska.
Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com