Above: Athena Sheetz in 2010
Above: Thanit Sheetz-Marti in 2010
Athena Sheetz and Thanit Sheetz-Marti
Last seen in Lynn, Massachusetts on January 3, 2010
Vital statistics: Athena is a hispanic female. She was born on November 20, 2008. Brown hair, brown eyes. She may use the last name "Sheetz-Marti." Was one at the time. Thanit is a hispanic female. She was born on October 7, 2006. Brown hair, brown eyes. Her ears are pierced. She may use the last name "Sheetz." Was three at the time.
Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Mireia Marti. She is a hispanic (Spanish) female; no photos or other vital statistics are available. They traveled along with the childrens' father, Jonathan Sheetz, to Spain to visit their maternal grandmother. Once they arrived, Sheetz was issued a restraining order and removed from the home; he has not seen the children since. He applied for their return under the Hague Treaty, but the ruling has been delayed for six years. He was awarded a divorce and sole custody in the United States, but Spain has not acknowledged the ruling. They are still believed to be in Barcelona, Spain.
If you have any information as to the Sheetz-Marti childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Lynn Police Department at 781-595-2000. 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
Jonathan Sheetz, MD
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