Priest's son raped, murdered US scientist on Greek island

Athens, July 16

A 27-year-old rancher on the Greek island on Crete has admitted to assaulting and killing an American researcher before dumping her body in a surrendered World War II fortification, police said on Tuesday.

“The essential suspect has confessed,” Crete police executive Constantinos Lagoudakis told reporters.

The assemblage of Suzanne Eaton, a sub-atomic scholar at the Maximum Planck Organization at Dresden College, was found close to the city of Chania almost seven days after she was most recently seen by companions on July 2.

Eaton, 59, had been going to a meeting close to the city and had gone out climbing upon the arrival of her homicide, abandoning her cellphone, the police said.

Police said the suspect, a wedded dad of two, and child of a nearby minister, had twice kept running over Eaton with his vehicle to weaken her.

He then placed her in the storage compartment of the vehicle and headed to the dugout's remote area, close to the settlement of Xamoudochori, where he explicitly attacked her.

A coroner ascribed Eaton's demise to asphyxiation.

The little-realized dugout had been utilized by German occupation powers during World War II.

Eaton's body was found by cavern voyagers six days after she vanished, police said.

She is made due by her significant other, English researcher Anthony Hyman, and two sons.

In an announcement discharged after her demise, the Maximum Planck Organization said it was "deeply stunned and irritated by this grievous event". AFP