Relatives, volunteers, reporters and viewers responded to the alarm, which was signaled by the “Smile of the Child”. On the night of Friday, June 12, the show was connected live with them outside the premises of the 101st Elementary School in Toumpa, Thessaloniki.
Markella Verami, a fourth-grade student, went missing at noon on Thursday, June 11, on her way home from school.
According to the testimony of a classmate who is being examined, an unknown woman appeared in front of her. The little one seemed to know her and walked away with her holding her hand.
The student is said to have testified that the woman is about 30-35 years old, with a medium to thin body type, black leggings shorts, a black blouse and red hair that may be a wig.
Markella, who has brown eyes and hair, wore black leggings, a white short-sleeved blouse with three brown teddy bears, black shoes and was holding her blue school bag with flowers.
In a live connection with “Tunnel”, the little girl’s aunt appealed to anyone who knows anything to come forward. According to what she said, Markella’s classmate gave her another picture at the beginning and another later, possibly influenced by her disappearance.
“He told me that he followed them and saw them entering a building, which he later did not support. He told me that he had seen this woman again in the park he was going with Markella and in fact alone without a child. I don’t know what he testified to the authorities. ”
The brother of the missing student Christos Veramis was also in the live connection. He said he and his friends searched the area and went to shops to seek for camera footage.
According to him, Markella left school at around 13:30 and headed with her classmate to their house, which is only a few meters away from the school. Suddenly the unknown woman approached the children.
Social worker from “Smile of the Child” Sia Kakarumba, said that the activation of the alarm was delayed for several hours due to misunderstanding by the authorities.
The information that reached the show was plenty. Some of them are considered particularly serious and will be given to the Authorities for further investigation.