Blond Angel Discovery in Bulgaria 'Vindication for Many Roma'

Society | October 25, 2013, Friday // 20:11|  views

The child, known as Maria, was found by Greek police during a drug raid on a Roma community near Larissa in central Greece. Photo by Greek police

DNA tests confirmed Friday that the mystery blonde girl who was taken from a Roma couple caring for her in Greece is in fact of Roma descent, a true vindication for the minority, according to Time magazine.

“The discovery is a vindication to many Roma after the high-profile case provoked prejudiced allegations of child-snatching,” said the article.

It came after DNA tests proved that the little girl, named Maria, is the daughter of a Bulgarian Roma woman who gave her away because she was too poor to provide for her.

The Roma couple found caring for Maria were charged with abducting a minor and falsifying documents. It is not yet clear whether those charges will be dropped.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Tags: Social Assistance, Stara Zagora, foster home, crisis center, mother, Bulgaria, greece, INTERPOL, joint operation, police, Roma, camp, Gurkovo, Nikolaevo, Makis Triantafyllopoulos, Maria, DNA, Chief Secretary, Bulgarian Interior Ministry, Chief Commissar, Svetozar Lazarov


» Related Articles: