Greek Mystery Girl's Mom Identified
Sure enough, Sasha Ruseva of Bulgaria is her biological parent
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 25, 2013 11:10 AM CDT
Minka Ruseva, daughter of Sasha Ruseva, covers her face in a Roma neighborhood of Nikolaevo, Bulgaria, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

(Newser) – It's official: The "mystery girl" found living with a Roma couple in Greece is the biological daughter of another Roma couple from Bulgaria, DNA tests have confirmed. Sasha Ruseva and her husband Atanas are genetic matches for the girl, who is known as Maria, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry said, according to NBC. Ruseva has reportedly been telling neighbors that she "was a fool to leave the kid there," her grandmother says.

The grandmother also said that if the tests were conclusive, but Ruseva didn't want to take Maria back, "then I will go there and I will take her home, because I'm her great-grandmother." But the couple who raised Maria, now in jail on kidnapping charges, want her too, saying they will pursue legal custody, the AP reports. The entire incident has drawn attention to a wealth of baby trafficking in Greece; a couple was arrested this week for buying a girl for about $5,500, Reuters reports, in the third such case since last week.

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Oct 25, 2013 2:18 PM CDT
Buy a female for $5,500? You can have my wife for nothing.
Oct 25, 2013 1:26 PM CDT
People of the United States of America and President Obama, You know what's more important than this story,it's the Cold Blooded Murder of a Beautiful young Female school teacher by a Scum Bag 14 year old "BLACK" MALE. White people around the country should be up in arms about this murder.Where is President Obama's Outrage,it's nowhere to be found.Just like with the White Australian Ball player over the summer who was murdered for fun by 2 Blacks and a mixed breeder.There is no DOJ investigation and never will be.Black on White Crime is out of Control in this country and it needs to be dealt with on level the eliminates the problem at the root.??
Oct 25, 2013 1:01 PM CDT
Who ever is given custody of the child, I certainly hope they are able to provide some counseling sessions for her. After being with the "Roma couple" and now to be told you are another nationality, may have some psychological impact on this young girl. Time will tell. I wish her and whomever is given custody the best for them all.