Above: Christopher Zaharias in 1987 (left) and an age-progressed image to 36, circa 2020 (right)
Above: Lisa Zaharias in 1987 (left) and an age-progressed image to 34, circa 2020 (right)
Christopher Louis and Lisa Mae Zaharias
Last seen in Santa Ana, California, on November 20, 1987
Vital statistics: Christopher is a white male. He was born on March 25, 1984. Blond hair, blue eyes. He had a slight speech impediment at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is "Chris." Was three at the time. Lisa is a white female. She was born on August 18, 1986. Blond hair, blue eyes. Was one at the time.
Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Susan Elizabeth Zaharias. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. Their father, Louis Zaharias, reports marital conflict and says Susan was acting "recklessly" at the time including verbal and physical violence. They may be travelling in a black 1986 Toyota Four Runner with license plate number 2X85442. A felony warrant for crimes against persons was issued for her on February 17, 1988. They were known to be in Detroit, Michigan in 1988 but their whereabouts after that are unknown. They may be in Oklahoma or Pennsylvania, where Susan has relatives. They may also be in Canada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Washington state, or still in California or Michigan.
Above: Susan Zaharias in 1987 (left) and an age-progressed image to 61, circa 2020 (right)
Vital statistics: White female. Born on December 5, 1959. Blond hair, brown eyes. She has a small scar on her upper lip and extensive keloid scarring on her abdomen. She may go by her maiden name, "Gammill" or use the alias last name "Nosal." She has a heart condition which requires antibiotics before any dental procedure. She is reportedly addicted to cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Was twenty-six at the time.
If you have any information as to the Zaharias' children's whereabouts, please contact the Orange County District Attorney's Office at 714-541-7531. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
The Charley Project
California Missing Persons Registry
Child Quest International
Orange County District Attorney
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Find Chris and Lisa Zaharias
Child Protection Education Of America (site now defunct)
America's Most Wanted (site now defunct)
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