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.

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