Select It Sunday: Christopher and Lisa Zaharias

There was some family drama today and I nearly forgot all about Select It Sunday. But there’s eighteen minutes left of Sunday, so have at it: Christopher and Lisa Zaharias, one of the oldest family abduction cases on my site. Christopher was three and a half and Lisa one year old when they were abducted by their mother, Susan Elizabeth Zaharias, on November 20, 1987.

Twenty-five years they’ve been missing. And they probably don’t even know.

The children’s searching father, Louis, claims Susan was abusing cocaine and crystal meth in 1987. They were actually still married at the time of the abduction, but then Susan took the kids and left him and they vanished without a trace. Louis got a divorce and custody after the fact. There were sightings of Susan and the kids in several different states in the eighties, but I don’t know if there’s been any credible tips on their whereabouts in a long time. Susan has an active warrant out for her arrest.

Chances are the kids are still out there. Chances are they’ve been alienated against their father and, if and when they are eventually located, they won’t want anything to do with him. This particular story is nearly always the same in the end.