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Greek police appeal over mystery blonde girl found living in a Roma camp.

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Sherlock Holmes:
Could Madeleine's story involve anything like this?

Greek police appeal over mystery 4-year-old
blonde girl found in a Roma camp near Farsala.

The little girl is "confused" and "shocked" by the changes
in her environment, the charity looking after her says.

Greek police are trying to figure out the identity of a young blonde girl, found living on a Roma settlement with a family she did not resemble.

DNA tests revealed the child, called Maria and aged around four, was not related to the couple she lived with.  The little girl is now being looked after by a charity. Her photo has been released to help find her family.

Officials fear she may have been a victim of abduction or child trafficking.  Police are appealing internationally as the little girl looks like she might be from northern or eastern Europe.


Police raided the Roma camp, near Farsala in central Greece, on suspicion of criminal activity.  They noticed the lack of resemblance between the blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl and her parents, and found further discrepancies when they investigated the family's documents.  The couple had registered different numbers of children with different regional family registries.  The woman claimed to have given birth to six children within a 10-month period.


When questioned about how they came to have Maria, the couple gave "constantly changing claims," Thessalia Province Police Director Vassilis Halatsis said.

They have been arrested on suspicion of abducting a minor.

The president of the Smile of the Child organisation that is looking after the little girl, Kostas Yaaopoulos, says the child is confused and shocked by the change in her environment.

She was being used to beg on the streets of Larissa because she was blonde and cute, he alleged.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world a Europe


--- Quote from: Sherlock Holmes on October 19, 2013, 01:30:45 AM ---Could Madeleine's story involve anything like this?


--- End quote ---

The Portugeuse police  investigation didn't conclude so  ...  and Scotland Yard,  after a two and a half year review/ investigation have not concluded so either

...  but if we are envisioning every  possible  explanation for this child's disappearance,  however unevidenced and obscure,  then yes,  I suppose it could have

Thank you for posting this story Sherlock, I find it absolutely amazing that this is going on.

I hope you don't mind, I changed the title to reflect the significance of this story.

Sherlock Holmes:
It's a very sad story. Tragic to see the expression in her eyes - redolent of confusion and loss.

The dyed hair I find particularly heartbreaking. You could almost count the months she has been missing from the inches of her natural hair, like aging a tree from its rings.

Poor little mite with such sad eyes, reduced to begging on the street... no doubt there'll be hundreds of offers to take her into their care, if her genuine parents can't be found.

If only a similar headline with Madeleine's and Ben Needham's name would one day appear in the news.



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