According to the Bulgarian media, there is new data for the case of Maria, the little blond girl found in Greece. It appears that her biological parents were found in the town Stara Zagora in Bulgaria.
As reported in the website of the newspaper Trud, her parents are Atanas and Sasa Rusevi, who are now being interrogated in the local police station.
According to the newspaper, the family has three to ten children, two of which have blond hair and blue eyes, like Maria. This was the initial reason for the investigations by the Greek authorities which began a week ago.
According to the newspaper, Maria’s mother recognized her when she saw her on television and asked for her child back.
Maria’s uncle, her father’s brother, says the girl was born in Greece when her parents worked in olive and orange fields. He claims that the couple left her in Greece because they could not find the necessary documents for her return to Bulgaria. However, the eldest son of the family claims that his parents sold Maria to the Roma family.