By, Roshan Singh
Police are offering a reward of $100,000 for any information about the abduction of Elnaz Hajtamiri. Today, it has been one year since she was kidnapped and she is still missing.
“I just want to hug our daughter again”. Says Elnaz’s mother.
“It is difficult to state the fact that it has been one long painful year since we last saw our beautiful daughter Elnaz, we open our eyes every morning thinking this will be the day she calls to tell us she is alive and safe”. she added.
“I know it is one year, but we try to keep our hope that she will come back home soon,” Elnaz’s sister Aysa Hajtamiri told The Canadian Press
“We always think that she is alive and that we can see her, we can hug her.”
In a live conference today, the police released a sketch of two suspects in mast and are asking people for help.
First suspect is 5 foot 9 inch tall with lighter black skin tone and skinny legs, he was wearing white cream shoes without a plastic toe cap with cotton black gloves. Second suspect is 6 feet tall and skinny with a long narrow face. Third suspect is 5 foot 9 inches with lighter colour skin, thin and possibly middle eastern.
On January 12th 2022, Hajtamir was been abducted by three men who were dressed in police gear from her relative’s house in Wasaga Beach, Ontario in a white Lexus RS.
“We cannot imagine the pain they are experiencing.” Says OPP Det.-Insp. Martin Graham in the live conference today.
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The police arrested Mohamad Lilo, 35, Elnaz’s ex-boyfriend and former business partner. He was been charged with two cases in July 2022 for attempted murder and attempted abduction.
Police also arrested Riyasat Singh and Harshdeep Binner. Riyasat Singh was sentenced to a one-year jail term and was been deported from Canada. In April 2022 Harshdeep Binner was been arrested and charged with attempted murder and kidnapping in property-related offences.
Aysa Hajtamiri says, after their breakup, Mohamad used to threaten Elanza. She alleges Police told her sister not to worry about threats from her ex-boyfriend, claiming police told Hajtamiri such things are expected during breakups. OPP Martin Graham says he is not aware of any such conversation between them.
Aysa Hajtamiri also said that after getting more serious threats from Mohamad, the police told Elanza to find a temporary safe place and then she when to her relative’s home in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
“Any smallest bit of information can help the police find Elnaz.” Says OPP Det.-Insp. Martin Graham in the live conference today. He also said to use #bringelnazhome to spread awareness.
Hajtamiri is described as 5-foot-3, with a slim build and shoulder-length black hair. Anyone with any information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-833-728-3415, a local police service.