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Test proves Bulgarian woman mother of mystery girl

9:57 AM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
Greek Police on October 18, 2013 shows then unidentified 4-year-old blonde girl (later named Maria) whom was found on October 17, 2013 near Farsala in central Greece during a nationwide crackdown on illegal activities by Roma. (Photo: HO AFP/Getty Images)
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SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgarian authorities say DNA tests have confirmed that a 35-year-old Roma woman is the mother of a mysterious girl in Greece known as Maria.

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry announced the results of the test Friday after matching the woman's DNA with that of Maria.

Sasha Ruseva has said she gave birth to a baby girl four years ago in Greece while working as an olive picker, and gave the child away because she was too poor to care for her.

Associated Press

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