BERLIN (AP) — Police have recovered a woman’s body on the Greek island of Crete they think was that to an American scientist who had grown up in Oakland.
Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, was last seen July 2. Colleagues at the conference said they believed Eaton had gone for a run near the port of Chania.READ MORE: Penngrove House Fire Forces Evacuations North of Petaluma
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.READ MORE: Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Woman Repeatedly Ran Over By SUV At Millbrae Starbucks
While the body hasn’t been identified, the German institute on Tuesday expressed “enormous sadness and regret” over Eaton’s death.MORE NEWS: San Jose State University To Pay Student-Athletes $1.6M For Response To Sex Assault, Harassment Claims
It said the biologist from Oakland “was an outstanding and inspiring scientist, a loving spouse and mother, an athlete, as well as a truly wonderful person beloved to us all.”