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Son finds mother after nearly 23 years

According to a release of the Romanian Police General Inspectorate (IGPR), a child gone missing in 1988 was reunited with his family, following an investigation conducted by the judiciary police. The young man, who was working in Cyprus, started a search for his family in December 2010, with the help of the Prosecution Service within IGPR’s Criminal Investigations Directorate. Police agents conducted searches in several counties, namely Iasi, Galati, Giurgiu and Bucharest. Following their investigation, the young man’s parents were identified and his mother was found to be living in Italy. Yesterday, the police showed Giovanica B., aged 49, from Iasi, residing in Italy, the pictures of several unidentified underage children, 5 to 12, found abandoned between 1988 and 1989 in the vicinity of Tecuci, Galati County, and in Braila County. The photograph that the woman recognized showed a six or seven-year-old boy, found abandoned in front of the Tecuci Polyclinic (Galati County) on March 1, 1988, who was sent to an orphans’ home in Galati County. From the woman’s statement, it emerged that, in 1988, while she was in Bucharest, the child’s father, whom she was separated from, visited her mother in Oteleni, Iasi County, and took the boy, claiming he would raise him. The woman called the police to announce the child’s disappearance. From that time onwards, the mother thought her son was living with his father.

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