Man arrested for murder of US scientist in Kolimbari
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an American scientist on the Greek island of Crete.
The 27-year-old local man has already confessed to killing Suzanne Eaton. Ms Eaton was reported missing by friends on 2 July after going on a run. She was found inside a World War Two bunker six days later.
The molecular biologist from the world-renowned Max Planck Institute had been attending a conference on the island. A police statement said she appeared to have been asphyxiated, with “sexual abuse” as a likely motive.
The 27-year-old man is a married father of two from Crete.
The attack took place just 1 km away from the Orthodox Academy of Crete, where the conference was taking place.