Above: Stefan Barbat-Alexander in 2008 (left), another image circa 2010 (center), and an age-progressed image to 13, circa 2013 (right)

Stefan Barbat-Alexander

Last seen in Brooklyn, New York on July 24, 2008

Vital statistics: Biracial (black/white) male. Born on May 16, 2000. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was eight at the time.

NCIC number: M-347656071

Circumstances: He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Marcela Claudia Barbat. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. A warrant for kidnapping was issued for her on December 30, 2008. They are known to be in Romania. His father, Brandon Alexander Sharwin, attempted to have three individuals bring him back to the United States but Romanian authorities began a nationwide search and charged them with depriving Stefan of his freedom.


Above: Marcela Barbat in 2008

Vital statistics: White (Romanian) female. Born on October 3, 1972. Brown hair, blue eyes. She has a mole on her upper back and pierced ears. Her nickname is "Marci" and she may use the last name "Barbat-Alexander." Was thirty-five at the time.

If you have any information as to Stefan's whereabouts, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 212-384-1000. Any information received can be kept confidential.


Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
CBS News

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