Blog

DNA Test Used in the Case of the Greece's Mystery Girl

Nov 18, 2013 | Forensic DNA Testing, Science and Technology

Greek authorities found a blond-haired blue-eyed child by the name of “Maria” in a Roma camp and immediately began asking questions about her origin. The couple who claimed to be her parents bared no resemblance to her. Both Maria’s “mother” and “father” have a dark complexion and hair while Maria is very fair. She was promptly removed from her parents’ custody, and the couple was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping.
Maria’s mother informed her lawyer that she did not kidnap the girl. According to the mother, Maria was given to her by another Roma mother from Bulgaria because she was unable to care for the child. Greek authorities had some doubts about this story because of the reputation that the Roma has for selling and buying children. The couple rumored to be Maria’s biological mother and father submitted to DNA testing to determine whether or not Maria is in fact their child.
The Truth about Maria’s Parentage
After paternity DNA testing had been performed, Bulgarian authorities found that Maria’s Greek Roma mother was telling the truth; Maria’s birth mother really was a Roma woman from Bulgaria. A paternity test showed that the Bulgarian woman’s husband is Maria’s biological father. The Bulgarian couple denies selling Maria to the Roma couple.
This case was solved relatively quickly because of the existence of DNA testing. Several people all over the world had hopes that Maria was their missing child, but paternity DNA testing made it possible to determine Maria’s parentage without any doubt.
Many Americans Have Questions about Paternity
Currently, many Americans have questions about the paternity of a child. If you are one of them, you are certainly not alone. Fortunately, you are living in a time when you can have an answer to this question in a very short period of time.
DNA Diagnostics Center is the premiere DNA paternity test company. Our DNA tests are recommended more often than any other. We assure accurate and confidential results to help you answer your paternity questions.
If you are wondering if a child is yours or need to have a legal test done, contact us at the DNA Diagnostics Center to begin this very important procedure today.

0 Comments

Staff Publications

[vc_row type="vc_default" gap="20" bg_type="bg_color" bg_color_value="#ffffff"][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height="30" height_on_tabs="20" height_on_tabs_portrait="20" height_on_mob_landscape="10" height_on_mob="10"][vc_column_text] DDC scientists have published a...

How DNA Testing Has Changed

1920s - Blood Typing In the early 1900s, scientists identified 4 different blood types in humans - A, AB, B, and O - based on the presence of certain proteins called antigens in the blood. This blood typing system, called the ABO system, provided doctors with crucial...

How Long Does Immigration Testing Take?

DNA testing is often required in immigration cases where a U.S. citizen is sponsoring the immigration of a relative and needs to prove to the U. S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) or U.S. embassy or consulate that the person seeking to immigrate to the U.S. is...

What Do I Do with the Results of the DNA Test?

The results of your ancestral DNA tests can be used in a few different ways. Of course, the test will verify biological relationships you uncovered in your research. After DNA testing you will know that you are (or are not), in fact, biologically related to the family...

Reach Us

Have questions or need assistance? Contact our team.

DNA Technology Park
1 DDC Way
Fairfield, OH 45014

Leave A Message