OPP to provide update today on case of woman abducted one year ago


Published January 12, 2023 at 9:15 am

Elnaz Hajtamiri

Ontario Provincial Police are set to provide an update on the case of an abducted woman one year after her disappearance.

The OPP have said 37-year-old Elnaz Hajtamiri was abducted by three men dressed in police gear on the night of Jan. 12, 2022, from a relative’s house in Wasaga Beach, Ont.

Police have also said that Hajtamiri was assaulted with a frying pan in an underground parking lot in Richmond Hill, Ont., in December 2021.

Charges have been laid in both cases against Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend, Mohamad Lilo, and York police have also charged two other men in the December case.

But investigators are still looking for the three men who abducted Hajtamiri.

Hajtamiri’s family has made public appeals to help find her and says they are holding out hope that she will return one day.

Police charged Riyasat Singh, of Brampton and Harshdeep Binner, of Brampton with attempted murder, attempted kidnapping and other offences after an earlier attack on Hajtamiri in Richmond Hill in December 2021.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2023.

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