03-26-2008, 02:02 AM #1Former Member
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Christopher Louis Zahaias (3) & Lisa Mae Zaharias (15 months) - Santa Ana CA, 1987
Missing Since: November 20, 1987 from Santa Ana, CaliforniaClassification: Family AbductionDate of Birth: March 25, 1984
Age: 3 years old
Height and Weight: 3'0, 40 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Christopher's nickname is Chris and some agencies refer to him by that name
Missing Since: November 20, 1987 from Santa Ana, CaliforniaClassification: Family Abduction
Date of Birth: August 18, 1986
Age: 1 year old
Height and Weight: 2'0, 20 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Some agencies hyphenate Lisa's first and middle names, as in "Lisa-Mae."
Details of Disappearance
Christopher and his sister Lisa were abducted by their mother, Susan Elizabeth Zaharias. Susan had been married to the children's father, Louis Zaharias, for six years and their relationship had many problems. Louis stated Susan was abusing cocaine and behaving "recklessly" in 1987. On the morning November 20, 1987, the couple had a major argument. Later that day, while Louis was at work, Susan absconded with the two children.
A photograph and vital statistics for Susan are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for crimes against persons was issued for her on February 17, 1988. She also has a warrant out for her arrest for custodial interference. Lisa, Christopher and Susan were known to have stayed with a family in Pennsylvania for a time after the children's abductions, and there have been reported sightings of Susan alone in Michigan and Oklahoma, but their current whereabouts are unknown.
Christopher, Lisa and Susan may be traveling in a black 1986 Toyota 4-Runner with license plates numbered 2X85442. Susan has relatives living in Oklahoma and may be in that state; in Sarina, Michigan; or in Lake Elsinore, California; Orange County, California; or in northern California. Some agencies state that Lisa and Christopher disappeared from Mission Viejo, California.
Left: Susan Elizabeth Zaharias;Right: Age-progression to age 45 (circa 2004)
Date of Birth: December 5, 1959
Age: 27 years old
Height and Weight: 5'6, 90 - 100 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes. Susan may use the last name Gammill and some agencies refer to her as Susan Zaharias-Gammill. She has a small scar on her upper lip.
Medical Conditions: According to her ex-husband, Susan was addicted to cocaine in 1987.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Orange County District Attorney's Office
09-11-2012, 12:49 AM #2Former Member
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