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MAJOR CASE: U.S. Marshals Offer up to $7,500 Reward for Info Leading to Capture of Suspect in Jan 2022 Kidnapping in Canada, May 2023 Murder in Florida

For immediate release

Michael Barron, Deputy U.S. Marshal

(802) 999-1854

Kris Garcia, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of Florida
(786) 412-9547

Washington, DC – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) is asking the public’s help in locating a Canadian man wanted by Ontario authorities for his role in a January 2022 kidnapping and murder of a woman, and by U.S. authorities for a May 2023 murder in Florida.

Major Case Fugitive Deshawn Davis

Deshawn Davis, 36, has been wanted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) since January 2022.  Davis and two others were charged with Kidnapping Elnaz Hajtamiri, who has been legally declared deceased, as her body has not been recovered. Authorities believe Hajtmari’s ex-boyfriend (currently in jail in Canada) orchestrated the murder with Davis and another accomplice by posing as police officers and forcibly dragging the woman from a relative's house in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, on the night of Jan. 12, 2022, to an SUV before disappearing.

Davis will be featured on Canada’s 25 Most Wanted for his involvement in the Ontario kidnapping and murder. A $100,000 joint OPP and York Regional Police reward is available for anyone with information about Hajtamiri's whereabouts.

Canadian authorities are asking anyone with information about Davis to contact the OPP or the dedicated Tip Line at 1-833-728-3415.

Davis is also wanted for a brutal murder that occurred May 7, 2023, in a Miami Beach, Florida, nightclub, in which three people were shot and one killed. Davis was a fugitive in Canada when the murder took place.  Authorities believe the murder was a targeted attack with a gang nexus.

USMS in the Southern District of Florida and the USMS Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force have adopted the Miami Beach Police murder warrant and are collaborating with the USMS Investigative Operations Division Office of Canadian Affairs to locate Davis, who is believed to be in the U.S.

The USMS has elevated the Davis investigation to major case status, with a reward of up to $7,500 offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Davis is a black man, stands 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He has tattoos on his neck, forearms and chest.

Anyone with information on Davis’s current location is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-WANTED-2. Tips may be submitted via the USMS Tips App.  Your information will be taken in strict confidence. Your anonymity is guaranteed.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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