In 1997, in violation of a custody order, Elizabeth Stratton disappeared with her two children, Zachary and Chelsea. Stratton was 39 at the time. Local charges of parental kidnapping were filed against her as well as a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
As of Nov. 10 of this year, both children, now adults, have been located by the FBI and the Antioch Police Department. The children, 22-year-old Zachary Stratton Smith and 19-year-old Chelsea Paige Smith, have asked that their location and residences be kept private. Their father has been notified.
Elizabeth Stratton is still missing and wanted, and is believed to be out of the country.