Real Names: Christopher Louis and Lisa Mae Zaharias
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Santa Ana, California
Date: November 20, 1987
Date of Birth: March 25, 1984 (Christopher) / August 18, 1986 (Lisa)
Height: 3'0" (Christopher) / 2'0" (Lisa)
Weight: 40 pounds (Christopher) / 20 pounds (Lisa)
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. He had hearing problems at the time of his disappearance. (Christopher) / Caucasian female. Blond hair, blue eyes. (Lisa)
Details: On November 20, 1987, Christopher, 3, and Lisa, 15 months, were abducted by their mother, Susan Zaharias, from their home in Santa Ana, California. Susan and Louis, their father, had recently divorced after she became involved in heavy drugs. Her family helped her abduct the children after they accused Louis of a variety of crimes. He was investigated and cleared of any wrongdoing. In 1988, a felony warrant was issued for Susan's arrest.
On the day of the abduction, Susan attempted to assault Louis, but he left; she turned her anger toward his mother. She attacked her, pushed her down a flight of stairs, and then fled with the children. After leaving California, Susan and the children arrived in a suburb of Oklahoma City. They were sighted there and were then taken to Detroit. They were placed on a plane but it is unknown that their destination was. Since then, there have been confirmed sightings of them in Pennsylvania, Washington, New Jersey, and Michigan.
Louis believes that the children have no idea that they are considered missing. Christopher is now thirty-two and Lisa is thirty. They are believed to still be living with Susan.
Suspects: Susan Zaharias
Extra Notes: This case was uploaded to the Unsolved Mysteries website on July 15, 2016. The person interviewed in the video is Christopher and Lisa's father, Louis.
- Christopher & Lisa on The Charley Project
- Find Chris & Lisa
- Help Find the Zaharias Children Facebook page
- Christopher & Lisa on For the lost
- Article on the 25th anniversary of The Zaharias Children's disappearance