The Ontario Provincial Police are again appealing to the public for any information regarding the kidnapping of a 37-year-old woman earlier this year.
Elnaz Hajtamiri was kidnapped from a house in Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach around 8:30 a.m. on January 12.
Police said Hajtamiri was taken away by three men wearing police outfits – but not police uniforms.
Police say the suspects fled the scene in a white Lexus RX SUV.
Since then, officers have been looking for Hajtamiri. She is described as five-foot-three, with a slim build and shoulder-length black hair.
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In a press release on Tuesday, officers said investigators linked Hajtimiri’s abduction to an assault in the parking lot of his home on December 20, 2021.
At a press conference Tuesday, Det. Insp. Martin Graham has confirmed that Hajtimiri was hit in the head with a frying pan and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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In a Monday press release, the OPP said “investigators believe the same people are either involved in Hajtimiri’s kidnapping or can identify those responsible.”
Graham said there was no information regarding a motive or justification for Hajtimiri’s abduction, and no ransom demands have been received to date.
He added that the OPP knew that an individual had been charged with criminal harassment on January 21 in Wasaga Beach.
“This individual was known to Elnaz and had a previous relationship with her,” Graham said.
“The accused was released following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood today, April 12. This case is still before the courts.
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Graham said anyone with information regarding Haktamiri’s abduction or his whereabouts can contact the designated tip line at 1-833-728-3415, his local police or Crime Stoppers.
“We hope that anyone with information will do the right thing. Report to the police and help solve the problem for Elnaz’s family,” he said.
“If you haven’t already, I urge you to look around your properties, your neighborhood, and potentially anywhere else for clues that might help you as to what happened to Elnaz.”
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OPP officers also issued the call in Farsi and Arabic on Tuesday.
“We desperately need your help. If you have any information, please share it with the police,” Hajtamiri’s mother, Fariba Hajtamiri, said in a statement.
“I beg you, as a mother, to guide us and tell us everything you know. Please help us find Elnaz.
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