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Susan Zaharias

Real Name: Susan Elizabeth Zaharias
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Parental Abduction
Missing Since: November 1987


Details: On November 20, 1987, Susan Zaharias abducted her two children, Christopher and Lisa, from their home in Santa Ana, California. She and their father, Louis, 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.

Age Progressions of Christopher, Lisa, and Susan Zaharias

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, they arrived in a suburb of Oklahoma City. They were sighted there and were then taken to Detroit. They were placed on a plane but their destination was unknown. Since then, there have been confirmed sightings of them in Pennsylvania, Washington, New Jersey, and Michigan.
Susan would now be 56. She is 5'6", weighs between 90 and 100 pounds, has blond hair and brown eyes.
Extra Notes: This case was uploaded to the Unsolved Mysteries website on July 15, 2016. The person interviewed in the video is Louis.
Results: Wanted
Links: None