The Ontario Provincial Police has arrested another suspect in connection with the 2022 abduction of Richmond Hill resident Elnaz Hajtamiri.
On May 24, Adams Suleman Ankamah, 29, of Brampton, was arrested and charged with the following:
- Kidnapping, as per section 279(1)(a);
- Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, as per section 117.01(1);
- Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, as per section 95(1);
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm, as per section 91(1);
- Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, as per section 86(1);
- Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, as per section 92(1); and,
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $ 5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a).
Ankamah remains in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on June 1, police say.
The OPP is still searching for 35-year-old Deshawn Davis from Toronto. The officers are also hoping to identify and speak to someone who rented vehicles in December 2021 (photo attached). Police say they are not suspects but may have information related to this case. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or through the tip line at 1-833-728-3415.
A $100,000 reward remains in place for information on the abduction of Hajtamiri.
Hajtamiri, 37 years old at the time, was abducted around 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 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 police believe to be a white Lexus RX sport utility vehicle.
Hajtamiri is approximately 160 cm (5'3") tall, with a slim build and shoulder-length black hair that had been cut to a shorter length before she was abducted, according to police.
Photos of Hajtamiri and the suspects can be found at opp.ca/news/#/mediakit.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit an online tip at ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Police ask community members to share the message about Hajtamiri on social media using the hashtag #BringElnazHome.