Police searching for parents of unknown girl
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 23:10
Police in Greece say they found a blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl Thursday with a Roma couple posing as her parents. They say they currently have no idea who she is or where her real parents are.
The four-year-old girl was found during a search of a home in a community of Roma, or gypsies, near Larissa in central Greece, according to police.
Police say they initially became suspicious because the couple who claimed to be her parents did not resemble the pale, fair-haired girl. When the couple was questioned by authorities, they repeatedly changed their story on how they came into custody of the child, according to a police statement.
Later DNA testing proved the couple were indeed not the girl’s biological parents. She was immediately taken from the couple and placed in the care of the charity The Smile of the Child. She will remain in the custody of the charity until another solution is found. In the meantime, the girl is being given support by a police psychologist.
The man and woman posing as the girl’s parents have been arrested and face charges of abducting a minor and falsifying identity documents.