Just a week after DNA tests showed that a little blonde-haired girl living in a Roma camp in Greece was not a match for the family she was living with, another blonde-haired girl was taken from her Roma family in Ireland.
Neighbors of the family that lived in the suburb of Tallaght reported her to the Dublin police on Monday because she did not physically resemble her siblings. She was taken by the Ireland's Health Services Executive.
The "parents" of the 7-year-old girl with blue eyes, told authorities that she was born at Dublin's Coombe hospital in April 2006, but there are no hospital records. The birth certificate they produced did not satisfy the police, as well as the passport.
Pavee Point, a rights group for Irish travelers and the Roma community are worried about "witch-hunts" after the discovery of little Maria, reports Sky news. Maria was discovered living in a home in a Roma camp in Farsala, Greece with a 39-year-old Christos Salis and 40-year-old Eleftheria Dimopoulou, who told investigators that she was 4-years-old. After a dental exam, she was estimated to be 5 to 6 years old. Salis and Dimopoulou are now in custody for her abduction.