October 22nd, 2013
08:00 AM ET

Roma Mystery Child Could Be Missing American Girl

About 10 cases of missing children are "being taken very seriously" in connection with the suspected abduction of a girl by a Roma couple in Greece, a spokesman for a Greek children's charity said Tuesday.

"They include children from the United States, Canada, Poland and France," said Panagiotis Pardalis, of the Smile of the Child charity.

In a case that has generated huge interest in Greece, authorities have charged the Roma couple with abducting the child they call "Maria." They appeared in court Monday and were remanded into custody pending a trial.

The parents of a Missouri girl missing since 2011 are now raising the alarm that the child could be their daughter and the FBI is getting involved.

Meanwhile, the parents of a Missouri girl missing since 2011 are now raising the alarm that the child could be their daughter, Baby Lisa Irwin, and the FBI is getting involved.

But some things don’t add up.

“Lisa would be 3 years old. According to a spokesman from Smile of the Child, Maria is to be around 5 or 6 but all possibilities must be ruled out,” reports CNN’s George Howell.

And Greek authorities are taking the possibility that Maria may actually be Baby Lisa very seriously.

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  1. Upperhanded

    This is a truly sad story..what is even more sad...the sound bites and media attention given to anyone who had a missing child in the past ten years...why not check if the child could be the Lindberg baby!!..gee...this child is five or six years old...how could it be a missing three year old!!..I love your show.. guys...but cmon....why give attention to these wacko cases..!!

    October 22, 2013 at 8:38 am | Reply
    • Snoofie

      Something tells me you wouldn't think it was a "wacko case" if you had a missing child and there was even a remote possibility that this could be her.

      November 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Reply

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