Body of missing American scientist found on Greek island

Police have recovered a woman's body on the Greek island of Crete they think belonged to an American scientist who was reported missing while attending a conference

BERLIN -- Police have recovered a woman's body on the Greek island of Crete they think belonged to an American scientist who was reported missing while attending a conference.

Police say the body found Monday was in a cave near the port. Homicide detectives from Athens were traveling to Crete to lead an investigation.

While the body hasn't been identified, the German institute on Tuesday expressed "enormous sadness and regret" over Eaton's death.

It said the biologist from Oakland, California "was an outstanding and inspiring scientist, a loving spouse and mother, an athlete, as well as a truly wonderful person beloved to us all."