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Abducted Girl Found in Roma Camp

A young girl, about 4 years old, was found during a lawful search by police of a ROMA camp in Farsala residing in the house of two locals, a 39-year old man and a 40-year old woman.

The girl has white skin (fair complexion), blond hair and green eyes, features totally different from those of her alleged parents.

The two ROMA were taken to the Security Sub-directorate of Larissa and during their questioning by police officers, they repeatedly changed their story about how they got the child; a fact that strengthened the conviction of the officers that the little girl was not the child of the above mentioned individuals.

DNA testing showed that there was not any genetic compatibility of heredity between the girl's DNA data and those of the two suspects.
In the progress of the investigations it emerged that the two suspects, snatched the girl from her biological parents under still unknown circumstances. They also managed to get from the Birth Registry of the Municipality of Athens the girl's birth and christening certificate.

Moreover, it has been established that the 40-year old woman has two valid Police Identity Cards that bear different data. She has, at the same time, two different family registers / files, one at the Municipality of Larisa, where she has been registered as the mother of five girls and of one boy, and another one at the Municipality of Trikala, where she has been registered as the mother of four girls.

According to the above mentioned family registers, the 40-year old woman appears that in a 5-month time-period, from June till November 1993, had given birth to three children, while in 3 ½ months, from October 1994 till February 1995, to three more children. The 39-year old man has also a third family registry at the Municipality of Farsala, where he appears as the father of four more children.

It is to be noted that the two suspects have a tax registration number under the personal data of the under-age girl.

The two ROMA in question have been arrested and are being charged with the crimes of abduction of a minor and fraudulent misappropriation of a false certificate.

A psychologist from the General Police Division of Thessaly region has offered psychological support to the under-age girl. Moreover, by order of the competent judicial authorities the custody of the little girl has been taken from the two Roma and the girl was taken to the "SMILE OF THE CHILD" Association, yesterday.