DNA test confirms Roma parents

Bulgarian authorities say a DNA test has confirmed that a Bulgarian Roma woman is the mother of the Greek mystery girl. The girl has been in the care of a Greek charity after she was seized from the home of another Roma family.

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Bulgarian woman faces charges of selling 'Maria'

A Roma woman in Bulgaria has undergone DNA testing to determine whether she is the mother of the mystery blonde girl Maria, who was taken from a couple in Greece after she was suspected to be unrelated to them.

Sasha Ruseva, pictured here with her son Atanas, 2, who faces preliminary charges of child-selling linked to Maria. Credit: REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

The 35-year-old Blugarian, Sasha Ruseva, is now under investigation after she said she once left a baby behind in Greece. She faces preliminary charges of child-selling.

The children of Sasha Ruseva (not pictured) rest at their home in Nikolaevo, southern Bulgaria. Credit: REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

DNA tests show that the blonde-haired, pale-skinned child called Maria is not related to the Greek couple with whom she was found.

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