ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had allegedly promised millions of dollars to teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killings, Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. The newspaper reports that Darin Schilmiller of New Salisbury, Indiana, has been a millionaire named "Tyler" online and offered 18-year-old Denali Brehmer $ 9 million or more to "rape and kill someone in Alaska," the newspaper reported
Brehmer was supposed to send pictures and videos of the killings back to Schilmiller, according to court documents.
Brehmer was charged with the first-degree murder in the death of Cynthia "CeeCee" Hoffman. Hoffman was killed June 2 near Anchorage trail. Police found the band bound with duct tape in the Eklutna River near Thunderbird Falls. She was shot in the back of the head
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced the arrest of Schilmiller on child pornography charges.
In a criminal complaint, the FBI Agent Jessica
In a criminal complaint, FBI Agent Jessica Hais said Schilmiller directed the recording of sexually exploited girls by Brehmer, 1
Brehmer is represented by the Alaska public defender's office.
Brehmer told the police that she and Kayden McIntosh, 16, accompanied Hoffman to the popular trail and planned to take photos of each other tied up
At some point, police said, McIntosh took a gun from Brehmer, shot Hoffman and pushed her into the river.
Brehmer and McIntosh then drove it to a park called Hoffman's family and said they were dropping her off at the park, police said. They went to another park and burned Hoffman's purse and other items and the gun used in the shooting, police said.
McIntosh is charged as an adult with first-degree murder and evidence tampering.
The Daily News reported Saturday that the teens told police each of them was supposed to receive a share of Schilmiller's promised reward for their role in the kill.
Brehmer told police she shot a video of a girl who was 8 or 9 and another who is 15 and sent to Schilmiller. In the interviews, she referred to him as "Tyler" from Kansas.
Hais, who is part of the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, said in a criminal complaint that investigators determined "Tyler" was Schilmiller. Text messages on Brehmer's phone show Schilmiller directing Brehmer on how she should assault the older girl, authorities said.
Chloe Martin, spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office in Anchorage, said that Schilmiller will be extradited to Alaska
Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com