ATHENS, Greece – A charity says thousands have answered a Greek appeal for help identifying a girl allegedly abducted and raised by a Roma couple.
The "Smile of the Child" charity, which is caring for the child, says it received over 8,000 phone calls and thousands of emails. They include people from the U.S., Scandinavia, Australia, South Africa and other places.
Spokesman Panayiotis Pardalis told The Associated Press on Monday that "you can imagine the huge number of tips we're getting." He says relatively few had specific details, and have been forwarded to police.
The appeal follows the discovery last week of the blond, blue-eyed girl, believed to be about four.
A 39-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man have been charged — and deny — her abduction. They are appearing in court Monday.