19/10/2013 EU Assistance to Identify 4-year-old Girl Found in Greek Roma Camp

The case of the 4-year old girl found in a Roma camp in Larissa,Greece,

is now a major issue for Greek police.

Greek police are now trying to find the four-year old girl’s identity and if the couple

who alleges to be her parents are connected to child trafficking.

Greek police also spotted drugs and unregistered firearms in the Roma camp in Farsala, Greece.

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DNA tests revealed that the four year old girl, is not the biological child of the Roma couple,

and is now in the hands of the Greek child organization “A child’s smile.”

The Prosecutor of Larissa removed the child from the custody of the couple

who claimed to be her parents, and they have since been arrested and charged with abducting a minor.

The Greek police investigation is being continued by the Police Department of Larissa with the participation of other European and international police services.

Emergency signals have been sent to Interpol in cooperation with the Balkan countries, in order to expand the searchand the investigation is expected to help the Greek police find the little 4-year old girl’s biological parents.

According to the lawyer of the Roma couple, 4-year-old Maria, came into their hands because her foreign biological mother did not have the means to raise her, and was seeking a way to give her up for adoption. In an interview with Skai, the couple’s lawyer said the Roma woman who initially claimed to be her mother, decided to raise the little girl because she took pity on her.

It seems likely that the the illegal adoption was held through a third person, who is also a main target of the investigation.

 

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