35-year-old man charged with abducting woman in Wasaga Beach, ON: Ontario Provincial Police

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WASAGA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police say a person has been charged with the alleged abduction of a woman in Wasaga Beach.

Police say Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37, was abducted on the evening of January 12 from a residence in Wasaga Beach by three suspects dressed in police gear in what is believed to be a white Lexus RX sport utility vehicle.

The Ontario Provincial Police appealed in April for information about the abduction and the next day two people were criminally charged by York Regional Police for their alleged involvement in a violent assault and attempted murder. kidnapping of Elnaz in Richmond Hill, Ontario in December 2021.

After further investigation, police say Mohamad Lilo, 35, of Quebec, has been charged with kidnapping in the January 12 incident.

He has also been charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping in connection with the alleged attack on Hajtamiri in December 2021, when police say she was hit with a frying pan in an underground car park.

The accused is due to appear in court on Wednesday.

Police say Hajtamiri, who immigrated to Canada from Iran less than four years ago, has not yet been located and are asking anyone with information about the incidents to contact them.

Hajtamiri, who also goes by the surname Tamiri, is described as five-foot-three, with a slim build and shoulder-length black hair that was cut to a shorter length before her abduction.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 12, 2022.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of Meta and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Police had previously provided an incorrect spelling for the suspect’s name.

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