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WorldMan confesses to murdering US scientist in Crete

23:35  15 july  2019
23:35  15 july  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Search to expand for American scientist missing on Greek island "If anyone can find her way out of a difficult situation it is Suzanne," said the employer for American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who vanished last week.

Man confesses to murdering US scientist in Crete© Searching for Suzanne/Facebook Missing US scientist Dr. Suzanne Eaton was last seen on the Greek Island Crete on July 2.

A 27-year-old man has confessed to killing US scientist Suzanne Eaton on the Greek island of Crete, a police spokesperson told CNN Monday.

The local man had been detained by police for questioning, after the 59-year-old molecular biologist went missing July 2 while attending a conference.

More details are expected to be announced Tuesday, Crete police said.

Missing American scientist found dead in Greece, research institute says

Missing American scientist found dead in Greece, research institute says An American scientist, Suzanne Eaton, has been found dead in Greece, nearly a week after she went missing in Crete.

Eaton was attending a conference at the Orthodox Academy when she disappeared, apparently during a run.

Last Monday, her body was discovered by two locals deep inside a cave, according to Crete's Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis.

She was found around 60 meters (nearly 200 feet) inside the cave, beneath an air shaft that had been covered by a large wooden pallet. The underground caverns had been turned into a bunker by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War.

The police said that Eaton had been asphyxiated. Minor stab wounds were also found on her body, but police said they were not believed to be the cause of her death. The police believe the body was dumped inside the cave, because it was found face down.

Lagoudakis told CNN on Thursday that he had never seen a case like this in his four years as police chief.

Greece: Body believed to be American died by 'criminal act'

Greece: Body believed to be American died by 'criminal act' A state coroner on the Greek island of Crete says the body of a woman believed to be a missing American scientist died as a result of a "criminal act." Antonis Papadomanolakis told The Associated Press that final confirmation was still needed to confirm identity of body found Monday outside the port city of Chania, but he added it was highly likely it was Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist, who was reported missing last week. The coroner said: "The only thing we can say is that the (death) resulted from a criminal act.

'A truly wonderful person'

Tributes from Eaton's relatives -- including her mother, son and siblings -- were released by Eaton's employer, the Max Planck Institute at Dresden University in Germany.

Eaton was the wife of British scientist Tony Hyman and mother of two sons, according to the institute.

Eaton's sister described her as an "accomplished woman" of "insatiable curiosity," and praised her achievements.

"She took great pleasure in preparing exquisite meals and had an exotic fashion sense. She loved perfume. She taught and practiced Tae Kwon Do as a second-degree black belt. She finished crossword puzzles way too quickly, played concertos, and read extensively. She fit Jane Austen's strictest description of an 'accomplished woman' while maintaining a natural humility and 'insatiable curiosity'," her sister wrote.

Her sister added that Eaton would often worry about not giving her family enough time as well as devoting herself to science.

Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete

Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II. 

She continued, "But anyone who read of her accomplishments in the field of molecular and developmental biology, or who witnessed her joy in tutoring, comforting, and inspiring her children, or sharing with, and loving her husband, would not have suspected. With a deep sensitivity and compassion, she somehow made us all a priority."

In a statement, the Max Planck Institute said Eaton was "an outstanding and inspiring scientist, a loving spouse and mother, an athlete as well as a truly wonderful person beloved to us all."

The details surrounding Eaton's death have shocked locals, some of whom first thought she could have died in a hiking accident.

Man confesses to murdering US scientist in Crete© Searching for Suzanne/Facebook Eaton's family have described her as an "accomplished woman" who possessed "deep sensitive and compassion."

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