The sixth person associated with the cold-blooded execution of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman is an out-of-state 21-year-old man now under lock and key in Indiana: Darin Schilmiller is a porn addict, police say. He is especially addicted to child porn, even infant porn, according to the investigation. He enjoys directing it from afar. He knows it and admitted to it in text messages.
During the investigation of Hoffman’s death, Anchorage police confiscated the cell phone of suspect Denali Brehmer, 18, who police have said was intimately involved in the death and disposal of “CeCe” Hoffman. What they found was deeply disturbing.
On Denali Brehmer’s phone, investigators were searching for clues to the murder. They found them. They also discovered child pornography involving Denali sexually abusing two children.
Brehmer and Schilmiller were sending text messages back and forth to each other. The messages contained Brehmer engaging in the sexual abuse of an 8- or 9-year old and rape of a 15-year old, all at the urging and specific, graphic instruction of Schilmiller, who admitted in a text (going by the name “Tyler”) that he has a child porn addiction.
Although it’s unclear if he directed the killing at Thunderbird Falls, his text makes it apparent that he knew of the killing of Hoffman.
The texts between Brehmer and Schilmiller are highly pornographic and not suitable for family reading. The investigation report and all its disturbing and graphic detail are linked below. (Editor’s warning, this will deeply offend your sensibilities):
While investigators were interviewing Brehmer, the young woman said that the contact on her phone that was listed as “Babe” was a man named Tyler living in Kansas.
But police were able to track the phone down to Schilmiller, although police did not evidently find the pornographic videos on his phone. They had enough text messages between the two to call for his arrest.
The graphic texts and video activity between Brehmer and Schilmiller took place around the time of Schilmiller’s 21st birthday, which was June 3. That was also the day that CeCe Hoffman was killed.
The other arrests in the case are Caleb Leyland, 19, who police say provided the vehicle used to take Hoffman to the place where she was killed. He is facing Murder 1 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder 1. Two minors were arrested and are in McLaughlin Youth Center. The details on their involvement have not been released due to their ages.
Denali Brehmer, 18, and Kayden McIntosh, 16, were the two who are accused of taking Hoffman to the park, where they bound her and where McIntosh shot her.