Missing American Scientist From New York Found Dead In Greece

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Old Harbor reflects in water Chania Crete Greece

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Coroner Antonis Papadomanolakis told the Associated Press that "The only thing we can say is that the [death] resulted from a criminal act".

Police in Crete are investigating the death of USA biologist Suzanne Eaton.

Suzanne Eaton, 59, who graduated from Byram Hills High School in Armonk in 1977, was found dead on Monday, July 8, said her employer, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany. She had been attending a conference on the island when she disappeared last week.

The World War II bunker is in an area where many tourist stay, said Konstantinos Beblidakis, the vice mayor of the local Platanias municipality, in a statement on Tuesday. The bunker is about 7 miles (11 km) from her hotel.

Doctors at Rethymno hospital say she died on the day she went missing but declined to give further details as the case is still under investigation.

Her biography on the Max Planck Institute website described Eaton as "a leading scientist in her field, a strong athlete, runner and senior black belt in Taekwondo".

On Tuesday morning, the Facebook page "Searching for Suzanne" wrote: "We can not comment on anything at this time, but I will post a message here when the time is appropriate".

"We were shocked to learn of the death of our dear colleague and friend..."

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Eaton was the wife of British scientist Tony Hyman and mother of two sons, Max and Luke, according to the institute.

A public notice of her disappearance was posted in Greece.

Ms Eaton had been on the island for a science conference. "We have lost an immensely renowned scientist and a truly outstanding human being". "Her sudden and untimely death is devastating for us all", said Michael Schroeder, director of the TU Dresden Biotechnology Center. "We are profoundly saddened and speechless".

"I will be forever grateful for the support we've received from this global community of caring people over the last week", her niece, Callie Broaddus, wrote. "It seems like everyone in Crete knows".

Suzanne Eaton, seen in this undated photo, was reported missing on July 2.

On Tuesday morning, the Facebook page "Searching for Suzanne" wrote: "We can not comment on anything at this time, but I will post a message here when the time is appropriate".

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