On June 2, Cynthia Hoffman was planning on visiting an Alaska theme park referred to as Polar Bear Park with some pals. What was seemingly an harmless night of enjoyable with pals, became Hoffman’s final night time alive.
Though Hoffman’s mother and father obtained textual content messages concerning her whereabouts, they shortly realized these messages have been solid and filed a lacking individual’s report on June 3.
Hoffman, 19, and the 2 who have been accompanying her, Kayden McIntosh, 16-year-old male, and Denali Brehmer, 18-year-old feminine, ended up at Thunderbird Falls, a mountain climbing space in Anchorage, Alaska.
McIntosh and Brehmer allegedly tied Hoffman up till McIntosh shot her behind the top and pushed her right into a river, based on courtroom data.
Right here’s what you should know:
1. Officers Realized concerning the Thunderbird Falls Location after Speaking to McIntosh & Brehmer
In response to courtroom data, cops had no thought Hoffman’s physique was situated at Thunderbird Falls till after speaking to the 2 suspects, McIntosh and Brehmer.
“Throughout this time, detectives discovered of the pretend story about Polar Bear Park and despatched officers to Thunderbird Falls path. Officers found the physique of the sufferer alongside the river financial institution,” the courtroom data stated.
Each McIntosh and Brehmer have been charged with first-degree homicide and proof tampering, for forging textual content messages despatched to Hoffman’s mother and father.
2. Three Extra Individuals Have Arrested in Reference to Hoffman’s Homicide
After the arrest of McIntosh and Brehmer, police discovered of three extra people who had ties to the homicide of Hoffman. One grownup male, a juvenile male and a juvenile feminine.
Police recognized the grownup male as Caleb Leyland, 19. Leyland was arrested for one cost of homicide, one cost of conspiracy to commit homicide and a number of other counts of sexual assault.
As for the 2 juveniles, they’ve been put into custody and transported to McLaughlin Youth Heart. Their expenses have been forwarded to the Division of Juvenile Justice.
The names of the 2 juveniles haven’t but been launched.
3. Leyland Allegedly Helped Plan the Homicide & Let McIntosh Borrow His Automobile
In response to an announcement obtained by the Alaska Star, police allege Leyland advised them he helped plan the killing of Hoffman and let McIntosh borrow his Chevy Path Blazer to commit the crime.
The unidentified male juvenile concerned advised the police that each one 5 of these concerned talked about and deliberate the kidnapping and homicide of Hoffman.
The Alaska Star additionally reported Brehmer and McIntosh admitted to tying Hoffman up with duct tape previous to McIntosh taking pictures her behind the top. The 2 then admitted to gathering Hoffman’s belongings, driving to Mountain View and burning her belongings together with the homicide weapon – a 9 mm handgun offered by Brehmer.
4. Indiana 21-12 months-Previous, Darin Schilmiller, Is Now a Particular person of Curiosity
In response to courtroom data, Indiana man Darin Schilmiller has been recognized as an individual of curiosity on this case. Schilmiller was recognized as “Tyler” – the title Brehmer was texting all through the planning of Hoffman’s homicide.
KTVA reported that official paperwork stated the Anchorage Police Division obtained Brehmer’s telephone. Whereas scouring Brehmer’s textual content messages, officers observed a back-and-forth dialog with a person listed as “Babe.” Brehmer later advised police that this individual’s title was “Tyler.”
Police used “Tyler’s” telephone quantity to trace him on Fb. The account related to that quantity was an Indiana man named, Darin Schilmiller.
In Brehmer’s interview, she claimed Schilmiller directed her to assault two minors, an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old.
5. Schilmiller Is Now in Custody underneath Youngster Pornography Fees
In response to the Related Press, Schilmiller is now in federal custody underneath little one pornography expenses. The exchanges Brehmer had with Schilmiller result in graphic pictures of an 8-year-old, 9-year-old and 15-year-old to be despatched to Schilmiller.
In response to KTVA, that is the next trade the 2 had:
c. Tyler: So are you going to [do] the [victim]?
d. Brehmer: Hehehe. Yeah I’m going to her [right now]….Okay discovered a spot to do it at…Gonna go purchase weed first. I wanna get her excessive for it so she doesn’t battle me…I like you”
n. Tyler: Pressure her tie her up when you’ve got too
o. Brehmer: Okay
p. Tyler: Do the video
q. Brehmer: Okay
In response to investigators, Brehmer despatched movies to Schilmiller of her assaulting the minors. Schilmiller additionally requested for extra pictures after the movies have been despatched.
Schilmiller additionally despatched the next textual content which can join him to the homicide of Cynthia Hoffman.
“I want I by no means made a take care of you within the first place…we will meet however as soon as I see a cop I’m telling her or him that I made you rape individuals and killed cece. I don’t even deserve you…..”
“CeCe” was Cynthia Hoffman’s nickname.