Family Prays For Safe Return of Daughter as Police Offer $100,000 Reward
The York Police Services Board and Ontario Provincial Police are offering $100,000 to anyone with information leading to the location of Elnaz Hajtamiri, and the arrests and convictions of those responsible, on the one year anniversary of her abduction.
The 37-year old was forcefully taken from a relative’s home in Wasaga Beach on January 12, 2022, by three suspects dressed in fake police gear. They fled in a white Lexus sport utility vehicle.
Hajtamiri has not been seen since.
At a news conference Thursday announcing the award, OPP Det.-Insp. Martin Graham read a letter from Elnaz’s mother, Fariba Hajtamiri:
“Nothing weighs more heavily on our souls than the idea that we may never know what happened to Elnaz. We are perpetually living in a limbo of emotions, and until we know what happened to her, we can’t break out of this endless loop and move forward with the next stage of grief: acceptance. We know there are people out there who have information and who may be contemplating coming forward. We pray that you will do the right thing and help us out of this suffering, and bring justice for Elnaz.”
Three weeks prior to her abduction, Hajtamiri was attacked in a Richmond Hill underground parking garage, by suspects who have since been arrested and charged, including her ex-boyfriend.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.