Missing Stefan Barbat-Alexander new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Stefan Barbat-Alexander

Left: Stefan, approximate date 2008;
Center: Stefan in 2010 (age eight, two years after his abduction);
Right: Age-progression to age 13 (approximate date 2013)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 24, 2008 from Brooklyn, New York

Type: Family Abduction

Date of Birth: May 16, 2000 Age at disappearance: 8 years old

Weight and Height: 2'9, 27 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/White) male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Stefan disappeared from Brooklyn, New York on July 24, 2008. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Marcela Claudia Barbat. A photograph and vital statistics for Marcela are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for her on December 30, 2008.
Marcela took Stefan to her native Romania and filed for divorce from his father, Brandon Alexander Sharwin, once she arrived in that country. Sharwin is an American citizen who was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He arranged for three Americans to go to Romania and try to take Stefan back. In February 2009, the three individuals took Stefan from his school in the central Romanian city of Sacele. The police quickly began looking for them, however, and found Stefan and the three Americans only yards from the Romanian/Bulgarian border. Stefan was returned to his mother's care.
Stefan's case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd. He is believed to still be in Romania.
Marcela Claudia Barbat

Date of Birth: October 3, 1972
Age at disappearance: 35 years old

Weight and Height: 5'6, 120 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Marcela may use the last name Barbat-Alexander. Her nickname is Marci. She has a mole on the right side of her upper back and her ears are pierced.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
New York Office