Mohamad Lilo, Elnaz Hajtamiri’s ex-boyfriend, has been charged with first-degree murder nearly two years after she was kidnapped from a Wasaga Beach home.
In a statement to Breaking:, Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson Agata Czajkowski said the Crown charged Lilo as a direct accusation.
“The investigation remains active and ongoing. The OPP continues to investigate to find out what happened to Elnaz and provide answers to his family,” Czajkowski said.
“We remind the public that a joint $100,000 reward is still available for anyone who provides any information leading to Elnaz’s whereabouts.”
When asked if remains had been found or if investigators believe Hajtamiri is dead based on the first-degree murder charge, Czajkowski directed his questions to the Ministry of the Attorney General.
“What we can say is that the OPP continues to ask the public for information about Elnaz’s whereabouts,” he said.
Police have said Hajtamiri was forcibly taken from a relative’s home in Wasaga Beach, Ont. by three masked men dressed in fake police gear on the night of January 12, 2022. The men allegedly left with Hajtamiri in what investigators believe was a white Lexus RX 350 SUV, model year 2016 to 2022.
She has not been seen or heard from since.
Lilo of Brossard, Que., was previously charged with kidnapping in connection with Hajtamiri’s abduction, as well as attempted murder and attempted kidnapping in connection with a previous assault on the 37-year-old woman.
Several other people have been accused in connection with his disappearanceas well as in connection with a separate incident, in which Hajtamiri was allegedly hit with a frying pan in an underground parking lot in Richmond Hill on December 20, 2021. She was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening at the time.