Authorities in Athens were searching on Monday for Ani Borisova, a 4-year-old Bulgarian girl who allegedly went missing in the area of Omonia, central Athens, on April 21.
The girl was reported missing by her 24-year-old mother, who testified that she had asked a 23-year-old friend to take care of her daughter while she traveled to Sofia on an emergency visit.
According to the girl’s mother, her friend called her on April 21 and told her that the child had gone missing during a walk.
According to the 24-year-old’s testimony, her friend’s mobile phone was no longer in service following that call and the child’s mother was unable to contact her again.
The woman reportedly returned from Bulgaria by road on April 23 and reported her daughter’s disappearance the following day.
Authorities noted that the 24-year-old had been staying with an elderly man in Athens, while her daughter had only arrived in Greece a few weeks ago.