Monday, October 21, 2013

Police Seek Parents Of 6-year-old Blonde Girl Found At Greece Gypsy Camp

Maria, 6, known as "Blonde Angel", Eleftheria Dimopoulou and Christos Salis

Blonde girl not biological daughter of two dark skin gypsies arrested for abduction, false identify, falsifying birth records, drugs and possession of weapons. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 21, 2013

Farsala, Greece - Police in Greece and Interpol has launched an international search to locate the biological parents of Maria, 6, known as "Blonde Angel" by authorities. She was taken into care by authorities after they found her Wednesday in a Roma gypsy camp in Farsala, Greece living with a couple who were not her biological parents, according to DNA tests done by police. The couple were identified as Christos Salis, 39, and Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, aka, Selini Sali, 40, according to two identification cards found on her, police reported.
The couple have a darker skin color than Maria, suspecting that she might have been abducted by the gypsy couple.
A prosecutor who accompanied police in a raid at the gypsy camp noticed Maria who has light color skin, blonde hair and blue eyes peeking out of some blankets looking at what was happening inside the dwelling where she was living. Her appearance alerted the prosecutor's curiosity and later it was determined she was not the daughter of the couple. 
Dimopoulou has admitted that maybe Maria was adopted in a non-legal way, according to a lawyer representing the gypsy couple.
Dimopoulou has four biological children and police say, she actually had documents that she registered 14 children in different parts in Greece, including six other children born to her within ten months. She was receiving at least $3,800 in child benefits, according to police.
Police suspect, the couple are connected to an international human trafficking ring.
Police are now saying that Maria is actually 6, instead of 4 as previously suspected. She is being cared by Smile of the Child Charity, which has said that at least 10K inquiries concerning Maria have been registered at their site. But police have confirmed that no connection to Maria's parents has been made yet.
Police released the photos of both Salis and Dimopoulou in Maria's abduction to help identify the child.

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