Police arrest female suspect in kidnapping of Ontario woman missing for over a year

The Ontario Police Department (OPP) has arrested and charged a female suspect believed to be involved in the kidnapping of Elnaz Hajtamiri, an Ontario woman who has been missing since January 12, 2022.

A March 17th OPP news release shows that Crystal P. Lawrence, a 30-year-old woman from Brampton, Ontario, was arrested and charged with kidnapping on March 16th.

Police have credited the public for helping identify Lawrence after photos of three suspects and a person of interest in connection with the kidnapping were released on February 16. thinking about.

Lawrence has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on May 2, 2023.

An arrest warrant for Deshawn David, a 35-year-old Toronto man who was also suspected in Hajtamiri’s kidnapping, remains pending.

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Ontario police are issuing a warrant to Deshawn Davis to identify a second suspect in the kidnapping of Elnaz Hajtamari, an Ontario woman who went missing on January 12, 2022. (Courtesy Ontario Police handout)

Hajtamari, who also uses the surname Tamiri, was kidnapped by men posing as police officers over a year ago. Police said the woman was forcibly dragged from her beach relatives’ home in Wasaga, Ontario, by three of her men dressed in what appeared to be police gear, but not in formal uniform. They made their getaway in what police believed was a white Lexus RX sport utility vehicle and fled with Mari Hajita.

Hajtamiri was in hiding with his family after being repeatedly beaten with a frying pan in an underground car park during the last attack, which occurred in December 2021, just weeks before his kidnapping. She reportedly suffered a head injury that required 40 stitches.

Hajita Miri’s younger sister Aisa Hajita Miri. life In Melbourne, Australia, Hajita Miri was hiding out after her ex-boyfriend allegedly started blackmailing her, he told CTV News.

Her ex-boyfriend, 35-year-old Mohamad Lilo, has been charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping resulting from a kidnapping in connection with Hajtamiri’s disappearance in January 2022, and an assault in December 2021. Parker attack.

OPP continues to seek help from the public to identify a second male suspect. Police believe he lives in the Greater Toronto area. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals is requested to contact her OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 or through a dedicated tip line at 1-833-728-3415. increase.

Police are also trying to identify one or two individuals of interest who rented a car in December 2021. They are not kidnapping suspects, but the police want to talk to them because they may have information related to this case.

OPP and Yorkshire Police have jointly offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who provides information that will help police locate Sparrowhawk.

According to OPP, Hajita Miri emigrated from Iran to Canada less than five years later. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and slim, and has short black hair that was cut from the long side before she disappeared.the police announced photograph Missing woman and suspected kidnapper.

Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit tips online: ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tips.

OPP spokeswoman Agata Czajkowski said: