American scientist in Greece found dead in WWII bunker

Molecular biologist Suzanne Eaton, 59, was visiting the Greek island of Crete for a conference when she vanished on July 2.
1:49 | 07/11/19

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We'll turn to new developments in that international murder mystery involving an American scientist in Greece. Authorities there now believe she was the victim of foul play. James Longman has the latest for us. Good morning, James. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This is a deeply tragic story. It was thought that Suzanne Eaton had gone out for a run and had an accident but now detectives say that she was killed in a brutal attack. This morning, an international mystery deepening in Greece as police across the island of Crete hunt for the killer of a married mother of two. Authorities confirming to ABC news that American molecular biologist Suzanne Eaton was the victim of a criminal act. An autopsy revealing the 59-year-old died of they are body found here, an abandoned cave-like bunker that stoshed ammunition in World War II. "My mother was a remarkable woman." Another writing, it is heartbreaking to write about Suzanne in the past tense. It's unclear whether Eaton was murdered here or left hidden by her killer. The urgent search going on for days as authorities and her family used dogs, drones and helicopters. A research scientist she was visiting for a conference disappearing on July 2nd after it appeared she went out for a run. In a Facebook post she is described as being physically fit and a black belt in tae Kwon do. The search for her killer now under way. Because her body was found so deep inside those tunnels it's thought her killer probably knew the area pretty well. Detectives from across Greece are taking part in this investigation. Robin. Thinking of her family, thank you.

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