A home video that is suppose to be of a little girl found living in a Roma gypsy camp has surfaced on Tuesday.
The girl, who is called 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 and two other children. She was noticed by a prosecutor after a raid on illegal activities in the Roma settlement, said the Sidney Morning Herald. Because of her fair skin and blonde hair she seemed out of place with the family. A DNA test proved the prosecutor was right and she was not related to the family.
A video showing Maria dancing at 18-months-old was played by members of the Roma family on their TV. Her hair is a darker color in the video, and a close match to the hair color on the end of Maria's braids that can be seen in a recent photo of her.
Salis and Dimopoulou when questioned about Maria told investigators that she was 4-years-old and showed a birth certificate. After a dental exam on Monday, she was estimated to be 5 to 6 years old, and the birth certificate was found to be false, reports the BBC News.
Photos of the little blonde-haired girl were circulated by the police and media in hopes to find her real parents, and the story of her abduction brought hope to many parents of missing children all over the world.
Little Maria is under the care of the staff at The Smile of the Child, while authorities try to find her family.
Further investigation turned up information that the mother in the home where Maria was living had documents stating she had given birth to six children in less than 10 months and ten of the 14 children they said were their own, are no where to be found. Authorities also found 10 other children during the raid they suspect are victims of child trafficking, too.
Salis and Dimopoulou were arrested and have been charged with the abduction of Maria.