OPP arrest individual in Elnaz Hajtamiri kidnapping case

Public's help needed to identify another suspect

Provincial police say they have arrested and charged an individual believed to be involved in Elnaz Hajtamiri’s alleged kidnapping.

Police released photos of three suspects and a person of interest on Feb. 16, relating to the kidnapping case. Officers say on Thursday, March 16, a 30-year-old Brampton woman was arrested and charged with kidnapping.

She was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in Collingwood court on May 2.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 35-year-old Deshawn Davis of Toronto. OPP continue to ask for the public’s help identifying the other male in the photo below – they believe he is residing in the Greater Toronto Area.

Photos of Deshawn Davis and a male suspect – both being sought / Supplied by OPP

Anyone with information about these individuals’ whereabouts is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or through the dedicated tip line at 1-833-728-3415.

Police are still looking to identify one, or potentially two, individuals of interest who rented vehicles in December 2021. OPP say they are not suspects in the kidnapping, but police would like to speak with them as they may have information related to this case.

Photos of the person(s) of interest / Supplied by OPP

A $100,000 joint OPP and York Regional Police reward is available for anyone with information that will lead to Hajtamiri’s whereabouts.

Hajtamiri, 37 years old at the time, was allegedly abducted around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2022, from a residence on Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach by three suspects dressed in police gear, but not actual uniforms. They fled in what is believed to be a white Lexus RX sport utility vehicle.

She stands around 160 cm (5’3″) tall, is of slim build and had shoulder-length black hair until it had been cut to a shorter length before the incident.

Photos of Hajtamiri and the suspects are available at opp.ca/news/#/mediakit.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit tips online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip.

The public is urged to help share the message on social media using the hashtag #BringElnazHome.

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