Suspect in US scientist's murder seen on video near cave: Authorities

The 27-year-old father of two and son of a priest is accused of hitting Suzanne Eaton twice with his car, then taking her to a bunker and raping her.
1:17 | 07/17/19

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chilling new details in the murder of an American scientist and mother in Greece. The suspect, the son of a priest, now officially charged tonight. And police say he's confessed to everything. Here's ABC's chief national correspondent Matt Gutman tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the first glimpse of the shadowy man suspected of brutally murdering Suzanne Eaton on the Greek island of Crete. Seen walking into court today, the 27-year-old is a father of two, the son of a Greek orthodox priest, now charged with Eaton's murder two weeks ago. And tonight, those images, the suspect posted videos of himself exploring a cave similar to the one Eaton was found in, which was used by the Nazis as a bunker. Police say he was spotted by a security camera near that cave and at first denied he was there on the day of the murder. But police say under interrogation, he confessed to spotting her walking, hitting Eaton twice with his car then drove her to the bunker where he raped her. The cause of death, suffocation. Suzanne Eaton, who lived in Germany but was in Crete for a conference, went missing, sparking a week-long search. And David, police sources tell us that the 59-year-old mother of two, who grew up here in California, fought ferociously for her life. She said to have suffered extensive defensive wounds. David? Matt, thank you.

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