Cops Release Photos of Alleged Roma Kidnappers

Couple formally charged and placed in detention

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff | Suggested by Ghille

Posted Oct 21, 2013 3:53 PM CDT

(Newser) – Greek police have released photos of the Roma couple they believe may have kidnapped a mysterious blonde four-year-old girl. The duo has been identified as 39-year-old Christos Salis and a 40-year-old woman who uses both the names Eleftheria Dimopoulou and Selini Sali, the AP reports. The couple have now been formally charged with abducting the girl, known only as "Maria," and have been placed in detention to await their trial, the BBC reports. The charity looking after Maria says it has already had 10,000 phone calls and emails about the girl, and is following up on four promising leads.

Greek Roma woman Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, or Selini Sali—she has two separate sets of identity papers—is seen in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece.
Greek Roma woman Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, or Selini Sali—she has two separate sets of identity papers—is seen in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece.   (AP Photo/Greek Police)
Greek Roma man Christos Salis, 39, is seen in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece.
Greek Roma man Christos Salis, 39, is seen in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece.   (AP Photo/Greek Police)
Christos Salis, 39, right, and his companion Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, pose with the little girl only known as Maria in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece.
Christos Salis, 39, right, and his companion Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, pose with the little girl only known as "Maria" in the Larisa regional police headquarters, Greece.   (AP Photo/Greek Police)
Four-year-old Maria at an unknown location.
Four-year-old "Maria" at an unknown location.   (AP Photo/Greek Police)
An employee of the ''Smile of the Child'' charity speaks on the phone as a poster of the girl known as ''Maria'' is seen at the call center in Athens, Greece.
An employee of the ''Smile of the Child'' charity speaks on the phone as a poster of the girl known as ''Maria'' is seen at the call center in Athens, Greece.   (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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