Body found in area where missing British astrophysicist was last known to be

Body found in area where missing British astrophysicist was last known to be 1

Greek police

Rescue crews have recovered a body in a gorge close to where British astrophysicist, Natalie Christopher was staying with her boyfriend, on the island of Ikaria.

Authorities are currently running a DNA test to determine if the body is that of Natalie.

The 34-year-old was reported missing by her boyfriend hours before the couple was set to fly back to Cyprus where they live, after holidaying on the island since August 3rd, 2019.

Natalie had reportedly left her hotel room to go running in Kerame, Ikaria at 8am but failed to return. Her 38-year-old boyfriend had spoken to Natalie while she was out running through the rocky landscape, but when she failed to answer his follow up calls, he became worried and notified police about her disappearance around noon.

UPDATE:

Police have confirmed that the body belongs to Natalie Christopher.

The body was recovered one kilometer from the place she was staying at with her boyfriend.

According to reports, the body was covered in rocks at the bottom of a 20-meters deep ravine.

An autopsy is expected to provide more information on the cause of death.