US scientist 'asphyxiated' on Greek island of Crete

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 14, 2019

On 10 July militiamen told, saying new details of the discovery of the body, says Fox News.

According to reports, an examination of her remains by two local coroners indicated that she had had her mouth and nose blocked, though it remains unclear whether her death was the result of suffocation. The process of identifying the body took a long time and could only be completed through the use of "forensic odontology carried out by a dentist", Papadomanolakis said. Relatives believed she had gone jogging because her running clothes and shoes were missing from her room, which contained all of her other belongings including her passport and cellphone.

Eaton's mother, Glynda, also wrote movingly of her daughter and the keen intelligence she showed "right after she was born-stuffed into a red Christmas stocking, Dec 23". "There was duration involved". Police have opened up a homicide investigation into the death.

Investigators on the Greek island of Crete, where Eaton was attending a professional seminar, now say her death was a criminal act.

The body of American scientist Suzanne Eaton was found inside a former Nazi bunker on the Greek island of Crete, police told CNN on Thursday.

Nikos Papaleonidas of Greece's disaster management unit said the warren of interconnecting passageways inside the bunker had been constructed by German troops to protect them from air raids.

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Eaton, 59, a molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany, disappeared while out for a run in the hills near her hotel on the afternoon of July 2, her family said in a Facebook group created to aid in the search.

Medical examiners said Eaton was suffocated, stabbed, and one of her ears had been cut off, the Mail reported.

Greek police have not confirmed whether they are questioning possible suspects, but said they have collected DNA samples from some people.

The 59-year-old was described as a strong athlete and an avid runner with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Her remains will be returned to the United States for burial.

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