• Dangerous Driving Causing Death

Ary Fernandez Batalha

Wanted on Canada-wide warrant for dangerous driving causing death.

On March 18 2005, while driving his vehicle Ary Batalha struck Ben Kozak, a 42 year old man who was walking his dog across Carling Avenue in Ottawa. Both Kozak and his dog were killed. Police arrested Batalha and charged him with impaired driving and dangerous driving causing death.

Batalha absconded before his trial began. Police believe the former Gatineau, Quebec man fled to Brazil where he has citizenship. Batalha could have also fled to New York City where he once lived with a family member.

Working in conjunction with Ottawa Police Service.

Personal description
  • Sex: Male
  • Born: October 1959
  • Place of Birth: Brazil
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Weight: 130 lbs / 59 kg
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in / 163 cm


Take no action to apprehend this person yourself. Report any information to the nearest RCMP detachment or the police in your area or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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