Elnaz Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend arrested for stalking days after kidnapping

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The lawyer representing the family of a woman abducted in Wasaga Beach, Ont., by three men last month, says her ex-boyfriend was charged with criminal harassment nine days after the abduction.

The Ontario Provincial Police said Mohamad Lilo, 34, was charged Jan. 21 in Wasaga Beach and is due in court virtually Feb. 22.

An OPP spokesperson said in an email, “The OPP cannot and will never confirm the identity of a victim in a criminal harassment case.

He concluded: “We cannot comment on any potential connection to the ongoing missing person case at Wasaga Beach.”

However, Devin Bains, the attorney retained by Elnaz Hajtamiri’s family, confirmed to CTV News that “Elnaz is the alleged victim of stalking by the arrestee.”

To date, no charges have been brought in connection with Hajtamiri’s January 12 abduction in Wasaga Beach.

WASAGA BEACH ABDUCTION

Hajtamiri’s family told CTV News in a recent interview that after she was violently assaulted in Richmond Hill, she was hiding with relatives in Wasaga Beach when she was forcibly taken from the Trailwood home. Square.

Investigators said three men in a white Lexus SUV were wearing police-issued gear and claimed to have a warrant for Hajtamiri’s arrest.

They say the owner grew suspicious but was overpowered by the men who grabbed Hajtamiri and dragged her barefoot through the snow and into the waiting SUV.

“Regarding the kidnapping of Elnaz, no news can be provided regarding the identity of these attackers,” added the family lawyer.

Elnaz Hajtamiri, who also uses the surname Tamiri, is five-foot-three, slim, and has shoulder-length black hair.

“We have to keep hope, of course, that Elnaz is alive,” Bains said on behalf of the Hajtamiri family.

“We have no reason not to think so. She has been abducted and we want her to come home.”

RICHMOND HILL ASSAULT

York Regional Police investigators on Friday appealed to the public for help in identifying two suspects involved in an attack in Richmond Hill, which they say is ‘linked to the investigation. ongoing Ontario Provincial Police on the Elnaz kidnapping”. Hajtamiri.”

In the statement, police say a woman was attacked and “hit with a frying pan” on December 20 in an underground car park on King William Crescent in the area of ​​Yonge Street and Bantry Avenue.

They say the two men drove away.

The woman, who was not identified in the statement, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are looking to identify two men between the ages of 25 and 30.

Police describe one suspect as six-foot-two with an average build and short, brown hair. He wore a surgical mask, a puffy camo jacket and dark pants.

The second suspect is five feet 10 inches tall and of average build. He wore a dark hooded jacket and a surgical mask.

Police encourage anyone with information about Hajtamiri’s whereabouts to contact the dedicated tip line at 1-833-728-3415 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


With files from CTV’s Mike Arsalides

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