Above: Alec Gardner in 2004 (left) and another image circa 2008 (right)

Above: Dominic Gardner in 2004 (left) and another image circa 2008 (right)

Alec Emmanuel and Dominic Vincent Gardner

Last seen in Reston, Virginia on December 6, 2004

Vital statistics: Alec is a white male. He was born on September 19, 2001. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was three at the time. Dominic is a white male. He was born on May 7, 2003. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was one at the time. The children speak English and German and may use the alias last name "Zachariadis."

Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Stephanie Barbel Judith Zachariadis Gardner. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. At the time she was still married to their father, Gregory Gardner. She took them to Germany claiming they were visiting her terminally ill mother. They never returned and the story about her mother was found to be invented. Their father received a divorce and full custody in the United States, but their mother received custody in Germany. An FBI warrant for international parental kidnapping was issued for her on August 10, 2006.

Above: Stephanie Zachariadis Gardner in 2004

Vital statistics: White (German) female. Born on September 17, 1974. Brown hair, brown eyes. She speaks German and English and is a dual citizen of Germany and the United States. Was thirty at the time.

If you have any information as to the Gardner childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Manassas, Virginia at 202-278-2000. Any information received can be kept confidential.

Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
The Charley Project
The Fairfax Times

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