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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
Height and weight : 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