Who is Denali Brehmer? Bio, Wiki, Age, Suspect, Police Report

Denali Brehmer
Denali Brehmer

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Denali Brehmer Alaska hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shooting her in the back of the head and dumping her body in a river, authorities allege.


Denali Brehmer is 22 years old.


On Wednesday, Denali Brehmer of Anchorage pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.

Brehmer agreed to plead guilty to murdering Cynthia Hoffman, 19, a teen with developmental disabilities, in exchange for having five other charges against her dropped, KTUU reports.

“She was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, a solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, two different theories of murder in the second degree, and tampering with evidence,” State Prosecutor Patrick McKay said, KTUU reports.

The charges stemmed from June 2019, when Hoffman went missing during a hike with Brehmer and another friend at Thunderbird Falls in Chugiak, Alaska.

Her body was found two days later on the banks of the Eklutna River, bound with duct tape and shot in the back of the head.

During their investigation, authorities learned that Brehmer had started an online relationship with a man who said his name was “Tyler” and who claimed he was a millionaire from Kansas, charging documents show.

He allegedly offered her $9 million to kill someone and send him pictures and video of the slaying, charging documents show.

According to the charging documents, Brehmer, then 18, and Kayden McIntosh, then 16, drove Hoffman to Thunderbird Falls.

They allegedly duct-taped Hoffman and took pictures of her before McIntosh shot her in the back of the head, police said.

McIntosh and Brehmer were each charged with one count of murder and one count of tampering with evidence, according to online court records.

Two juveniles — a male and female whose names were withheld because they are minors — “were involved in the planning of this homicide with Brehmer and McIntosh,” according to the police report.

Caleb Leyland, then 19, was also arrested for one count of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, and multiple counts of sexual assault with a minor.

Leyland allegedly told police he helped plot Hoffman’s slaying and lent his SUV to Brehmer in order to commit the crime, according to charging documents obtained by local newspaper The Alaska Star.

In 2019, Darin Schilmiller of Indiana was charged with allegedly coming up with the plan to kill Hoffman, court records show.

An Anchorage grand jury indicted then-21-year-old Schilmiller on charges of murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, and two counts of murder in the second degree, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.

In Aug. 2019, he pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Now 24, Schilmiller was extradited to Alaska, where he remains jailed and is awaiting trial, Alaska Public Media reports.

Brehmer will be sentenced on Aug. 22.