Man confesses to murdering US scientist Suzanne Eaton in Crete
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.
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.
Eaton’s family have described her as an “accomplished woman” who possessed “deep sensitive and compassion.”
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……..read more