The “blonde angel” is a nickname given to a young girl found in a Greek Roma gypsy camp. Police claim she’s the victim of child trafficking but the gypsies deny these charges.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, human trafficking is still on-going in modern times and over 30 million people are said to be slaves.
Greece police officers were searching for drugs when they spotted the 4-year-old blonde angel peeking out from under a blanket. They say she was very dirty and living in poor conditions so they washed her.
Police immediately noticed noticed her pale skin and blonde hair shared no resemblance to her supposed parents, Hristos Salis and Eleftheria Dimopoulou. DNA tests proved there was no biological relationship but the gypsiesclaim they found and raised the blonde angel.
This was just one of several stories of how the blonde angel came to be in the Roma camp. One story says the girl was found abandoned at a store. Another relative says Maria was adopted from a migrant who did not want her.
But police are claiming child trafficking and have arrested and charged the gypsy family with abduction. Unfortunately, verifying this claim is difficult because Maria only speaks a handful of words.
The search for the family of the blonde family has not revealed any easy answers yet. Maria’s DNA has been added to worldwide databases for missing children and over 5,000 tips have sprung up. While the search is ongoing the Smile of the Child charity is taking care of Maria.