Blond Girl Found in Greece Prompts Thousands of Calls

Search for the child's parents continues after police arrest Roma couple

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The Smile of the Child / AP
The Smile of the Child / AP

In this undated photo released by charity ''The Smile of the Child'' shows a four-year-old girl at an unknown location

More than 8,000 people have responded to a charity’s appeal for information about a blue-eyed, blond-haired girl who was taken from a Roma couple by Greek authorities last week.

The Smile of the Child has been caring for the 4-year-old since police found her “in a state of neglect” with a man and a woman in a Roma settlement near the town of Larissa on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the groupĀ told CNN.

DNA tests showed the child was not related to the pair, who will appear in court on Monday on charges of abducting a minor.

Greek police are working with international authorities to try to find the girl’s biological parents. At least eight calls, including four from the United States, have helped to further the investigation so far, the Greek charity’s spokesperson said.

Members of the Roma community where the girl was found have denied claims that she was abducted, the BBC reports.

 

 

 

 

 

[CNN]