Man arrested and charged in Elnaz Hajtamiri kidnapping, woman remains missing

Police have said Elnaz Hajtamiri was kidnaped from a relative's Wasaga Beach home where her family says she was hiding out

Police say a fourth suspect has been arrested and charged in the kidnapping of a woman who was abducted from a Wasaga Beach home more than a year ago. 

Police have said Elnaz Hajtamiri was taken on Jan. 12, 2022 from a relative’s home where her family says she was hiding out after an alleged attack weeks earlier. 

Ontario Provincial Police say a 29-year-old man from Brampton is now facing charges that include kidnapping and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Police have alleged 37-year-old Hajtamiri – who remains missing – was abducted by three suspects dressed in police gear weeks after she was allegedly assaulted with a frying pan in an underground parking lot in Richmond Hill.

Police say they have an arrest warrant for another suspect. 

A $100,000 reward has been issued for anyone with information that could locate Hajtamiri. 

Banner image: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Det. Inspector Martin Graham provides additional information on the January 2022 abduction of Elnaz Hajtamiri during a press conference in Mississauga, Ont., on January 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2022.