North American Missing Persons Network
Varvara Theodora Lazaridis

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Above Images: Lazaridis, circa 2003 Right : June 2007

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 5, 2003 from West Olive, Michigan
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: July 2, 2000
  • Age: 3
  • Height: 3'4"
  • Weight: 35 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small birthmark on lower leg.
  • AKA: "Barbara"; "Veda"
  • Case Number: NCMC974875

  • Details of Disappearance
    Varvara was abducted by her father, Emmanuel Lazaridis. A kidnapping warrant was issued for the abductor on October 7, 2004. They may be traveling throughout Europe. After he filed for divorce in Lyon, France, a federal court in Michigan granted Emmanuel Lazaridis temporary custody of the child in November 2002, and later ordered him not to leave American soil. Authorities said he used an illegal, duplicate passport to take Varvara from the United States a few days later.

    Emmanuel was known to be abusive to Varvara's mother. In Fall 2006, Varvara's mother met with her daughter during 11 visits to Greece, but she is afraid they will flee again. It is known that Emmanuel has taken Varvara to various locations, including Delaware, France, Switzerland and Greece.

    Abductor: Emmanuel Nicholas Lazaridis, circa 2003

  • Date Of Birth: March 3, 1970
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on both lower legs.
  • AKA: May go by the first name Manny, Manoli, or Manolis.

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
    (616) 738-4092

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Bring Varvara Home
    Lansing State Journal