Woman in Bulgaria questioned in 'Maria' case

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Posted: Oct 24, 2013 9:51 AM

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Roma woman in Bulgaria says police have questioned her about whether she is the mother of a girl found to be living with an unrelated couple in Greece. She says she is willing to do a DNA test and take the child back if the girl is hers.

Sasha Ruseva, 38, says she was working in Greece a few years ago when she had a baby girl and left her with another family in the Roma, or Gypsy, community because she did not have enough money to keep her. She spoke to Bulgarian TV on Thursday.

Greek authorities took the girl, known as "Maria," after noticing the blond child looked nothing like the couple she lived with.