Identified! Greece - LIVING 4 year old, with Roma couple, Oct'13 - #1

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  1. mrsward

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    Sky news

    Charged with abduction
     


  2. dotr

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    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.

    http://www.680news.com/2013/10/21/g...ifying-little-girl-found-in-gypsy-settlement/

    "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."
     
  3. Ellmau

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    I thought she looked older than four, too.
     
  4. vlpate

    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    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.
     
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    This is interesting.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The couple
     

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    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.
     
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    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    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?
     
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    she certainly doesn't look like she is around ten years old, which is how old Madeleine would be now.
     
  15. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Hi Mrsward. Thank you for the picture!

    Do you have a have a link handy from where you found the picture?

    Thank you!
     
  16. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    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.

    http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=535839
     
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    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    http://www.ekathimerini.com/
     
  18. mrsward

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    http://news.sky.com/


    Link above for the picture..

    I think picture may have been taken by the police just before they arrested them
     
  19. vlpate

    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    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.
     
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