The OPP has arrested and charged an individual believed to be involved in Elnaz Hajtamiri’s kidnapping.
On February 16, 2023, the OPP released photos of three suspects and a person of interest in connection with the kidnapping. As a result of the investigation and with the help of the public, on March 16, 2023, Krystal P. Lawrence, age 30 from Brampton, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping. The accused was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on May 2, 2023.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Deshawn Davis, age 35 of Toronto. The OPP continues to look for the public’s help in identifying the other male in the previously published photos (attached). Police believe he is residing in the Greater Toronto Area. Anyone with information about these individuals’ whereabouts is asked to contact the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or through the dedicated tip line at 1-833-728-3415.
Police are still looking to identify one, or potentially two, individuals of interest who rented vehicles in December 2021. They are not suspects in the kidnapping, but police would like to speak with them as they may have information related to this case. A $100,000 joint OPP and York Regional Police reward is available for anyone with information that will lead to Elnaz’s whereabouts.
Elnaz, 37 years old at the time, was abducted at approximately 8:30 p.m. on January 12, 2022, from a residence on Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach by three suspects dressed in police gear, but not actual uniforms. They fled in what is believed to be a white Lexus RX sport utility vehicle.
Hajtamiri stands approximately 160 cm (5’3″) tall. She is of slim build and had shoulder-length black hair until it had been cut to a shorter length before she was abducted. Photos of Elnaz and the suspects are available at opp.ca/news/#/mediakit.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit tips online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip. Members of the public are strongly urged to help share our message on social media using the hashtag #BringElnazHome.