American biologist murdered in Crete

Suzanne Eaton

Suzanne Eaton

Authorities on the island of Crete announced on Wednesday that missing American biologist Suzanne Eaton, 60, whose body was found in a cave in Crete, was in fact murdered.

Eaton had been missing since July 2 whilst on the island participating in a scientific conference at the Orthodox Academy of Crete.

American biologist murdered in Crete 1Her remains were found by a local resident in Xamoudochori, Platanias region, about 10 km from the area where authorities had focused their search.

The announcement came following the autopsy conducted by forensic pathologists which found that Eaton died on the day she went missing.

Declining to give further details as the case is under investigation, medical examiners said, “What is definite is that we are talking about homicide. Also, there was no sign of death by gun.”