A 27-year-old Greek man has confessed to killing the California scientist found dead last week in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete, according to a report on Monday.
The man, who hasn’t been named, was detained on Monday in connection with the slaying of 59-year-old Suzanne Eaton, a police spokesperson told CNN. More details are expected to be announced Tuesday.
He was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend as part of the investigation into the killing.
Eaton, a molecular biologist, was attending a conference in Crete when she vanished July 2 after going on a run.
Her body was found six days later, dumped face down deep inside the bunker in the port city of Chania.
Police said the mother-of-two sons was asphyxiated and small stab wounds were also found on her body. Coroner Antonis Papadomanolakis said her death resulted from a “criminal act”
A police spokesperson told CNN that the man detained in the case had confessed to the killing.
Tributes continued to pour in for Eaton on Monday.
In messages on the website for Eaton’s employer, the world-renowned Max Planck Institute in Dresden, her brother Rob Eaton remembered his sister as kind and intelligent.
“I have lost a sister. The world has lost more than it will ever know,” he wrote. “I will miss our animated conversations. I would always walk away with a head full of new ideas and enthusiasm. Most of all I will miss the kindest, wisest person I will probably ever know.”
With Post wires