New suspect photos released in Elnaz Hajtamiri kidnapping case
Published February 16, 2023 at 8:57 am
OPP has released new photos of suspects in the Elnaz Hajtamiri kidnapping case.
On Jan. 12, 2022, Hajtamiri was allegedly abducted by three people dressed in police gear, but not actual uniforms, from a relative’s house on Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach, OPP said.
They fled in what is believed to be a white Lexus RX sport utility vehicle, police said.
Hajtamiri, who also goes by the surname Tamiri, hasn’t been found. Last month, the Ontario Provincial Police and York Regional Police said they are offering a $100,000 reward to anyone with information that will lead to her location.
Today (Feb. 16), the OPP released photos of suspects in her kidnapping case.
“We need your help in identifying these individuals,” police said in a press release.
The two men and one woman in the photos are suspected of being involved in Hajtamiri’s abduction, police said.
The photographs were taken in Quebec but police believe the individuals live in the GTA.
Additional photos are of one, or potentially two people of interest who rented vehicles in December 2021. They are not suspects in the kidnapping, police said. But police would like to speak to the individual(s) as they may have information related to this case.
The person or people in these photos rented vehicles in December 2021.
Hajtamiri stands approximately 160 cm (five-foot-three-inches) tall. She is of slim build and had shoulder-length black hair until it had been cut to a shorter length before she was abducted.
Elnaz Hajtamiri hasn’t been found.
In the earlier incident, Hajtamiri was assaulted with a frying pan in an underground parking lot in Richmond Hill in December 2021.
Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend, Mohamad Lilo was arrested in July and faces charges connected to the abduction and an earlier assault and attempted kidnapping.
Police charged Riyasat Singh from Mississauga, and Harshdeep Binner from Brampton with attempted murder, attempted kidnapping and other offences in connection with the earlier attack on Hajtamiri in Richmond Hill on Dec. 20, 2021.
Anyone with information about the suspects shown in the new photos should contact the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or through the dedicated TipLine at 1-833-728-3415.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit tips online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip.
Members of the public are strongly urged to help share previously released social media information and photos of Hajtamiri using the hashtag #BringElnazHome.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising