Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Wanting2Help, Oct 18, 2013.
Charged with abduction
Yes you did and I took your word for it and have been "sleuthing" for slightly older missing children since! thanks
Rrepost concerning age info.
"The “Smile of the Child” charity, which is caring for the child known as “Maria” until her biological parents are found, says she is aged around five or six.
The charity director said Monday that the revision follows dental and other examinations done at a hospital where the girl is undergoing health checks. The charity had initially set her age at around four.
A Greek appeal for help in identifying the girl has triggered a global outpouring of sympathy and tips — over 8,000 calls so far — but no concrete breakthroughs, authorities say.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
A Greek appeal for help in identifying an unknown girl who had been living with a Roma couple has triggered a global outpouring of sympathy and tips — over 8,000 calls so far — but no concrete breakthroughs, authorities said Monday.
Greek police on the case are investigating everything from a potential link with child trafficking rings to a welfare scam or even simple charity as they seek the child’s biological parents."
I thought she looked older than four, too.
Her DNA was taken, wouldn't investigators be the ones to follow up on a possible match?
Maria has blonde eyelashes, Maddy's are/were dark and very long. Maria looks Danish/Swedish to me.
This is interesting.
This article says they have done the dental exam and now think she is 5-6 yrs old. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/greece-girl-maria-found-gypsy-2476166
I just read that article and the story about the father (well, and all the different stories!) seems like an unfortunate parallel to the staged bedroom pictures. I'm wondering if anyone in their community will tell the truth about Maria and her origins. On the other hand, maybe some are just retelling the story they have been told.
This all worries me because before it was said that 10 out their other 14 children are undetermined as to who they belong to and now another 10 (at least that is how I am reading it)?
I guess the bright side is that maybe 20 or more children have been rescued and their origins will eventually be known.
I have another take on the video. I think they could be trying to quickly integrate her into the culture so she looks and acts like she belongs. Same with her hair ... suspecting she has had it dyed with henna there. Although I'm not sure that explains why they were videotaping it all. As for getting the kid out of the video, it was very harsh and probably goes significantly beyond what most parents would do to move a child out of the way. That boys arm looked like it was nearly dislocated and that be probably fell to the ground. It was very rough treatment in my eyes.
I see the green eyes/blue eyes confusion is continuing. I thought it would.
A bit of info about the court appearance here, and what the local Roma spokesperson said.
I am very interested in the Greek DNA database of missing persons, that they have to check samples against. If they have one, that is.
"Despite its financial troubles, Greek is one of the most active countries..."
It does say the smile organisation took 6,000 calls in 2011. Now they've had over 8,000 in a day or so. They must be struggling to cope.
What creeps me out about this picture - why was it taken? It's not like they appear to be a happy family taking a keepsake photo. Are they advertising Maria?
she certainly doesn't look like she is around ten years old, which is how old Madeleine would be now.
Hi Mrsward. Thank you for the picture!
Do you have a have a link handy from where you found the picture?
An anthropologist has been tasked to examine Maria in order to determine her age and possibly her likely nationality. The girl only knows a few words in Greek and is able to communicate only in a gypsy dialect.
Link above for the picture..
I think picture may have been taken by the police just before they arrested them
This one says 4 after DNA testing. The missing children website for the UK also says 4.
The McCanns would know immidiately if it was Madeleine upon seeing a picture. One of Madeleine's pupils are deformed; it blurs into the eye color like an arrow.