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.
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