On the one-year anniversary of her disappearance, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released composite sketches of two of the three men who they say abducted Elnaz Hajtamiri from a Wasaga Beach home where she was hiding out with family after being the victim of a violent assault in Richmond Hill.
OPP announced that, in conjunction with York Regional Police, a $100,000 reward would be offered to anyone with information that leads to Hajtamiri’s whereabouts.
“A female not involved in crime is literally plucked out of her house with violence, and nothing has been seen or heard from her in one calendar year,” OPP Det. Insp. Martin Graham said Thursday. “That is incredibly rare.”
On the evening of Jan. 12, 2022, police say three men posing as officers dragged the five-foot-three woman barefoot through the snow to a waiting Lexus sport utility vehicle and fled the scene.
The 37-year-old woman hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Her family said Hajtamiri reported mounting threats from her former boyfriend, and say police advised her to stay with loved ones at the home on Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach.