Thousands try to identify mystery girl

2013-10-21 15:04
Handout photo released by Greek police. (Greek Police,AFP)

Handout photo released by Greek police. (Greek Police,AFP)

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Athens - A charity says thousands have answered a Greek appeal for help identifying a girl allegedly abducted and raised by a Roman couple.

The "Smile of the Child" charity, which is caring for the child, says it received over 8 000 phone calls and thousands of emails. They include people from the US, Scandinavia, Australia, South Africa and other places.

Spokesperson Panayiotis Pardalis told The Associated Press on Monday that "you can imagine the huge number of tips we're getting." He says relatively few had specific details, and have been forwarded to police.

The appeal follows the discovery last week of the blond, blue-eyed girl, believed to be about 4.

A 39-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man have been charged and deny her abduction. They are appearing in court on Monday

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