According to Eaton's employer, the Max Planck Institute of the University of Dresden, the police in Greece have initiated a murder investigation into the death of Suzanne Eaton (59). Eaton's body was found on Monday, the institute said.
Eaton, who worked as a biologist, attended a conference at the Orthodox Academy in northwestern Crete when she was reported to have disappeared at a run on July 2.
The institute expresses its condolences to Eaton's family.
We will forever remember the extraordinary scientist who cares for her family and friends and is so loved by all of us, "the statement said." We do not believe in this shocking and terrible tragedy. "
The Rector of the University, Hans Müller-Steinhagen, said: "We have lost an immensely renowned scientist and a truly outstanding human being." "We have not completed their investigation into the events that may have occurred," said Institute in a previous opinion.
"We are deeply shocked and worried about this tragic event," added it. "Suzanne was a he Outstanding and inspiring scientist, a loving wife and mother, a sportswoman and a truly wonderful person who has loved us all. "
Eaton was the wife of British scientist Tony Hyman and mother of two sons, Max and Luke, so that Institute.
Eaton usually walked 30 minutes every day and was a normal face at the conference, according to the Facebook page. Her family believes that she was missing during a run within 5 kilometers of the academy complex.
"Due to the rough terrain and the extreme heat, we believe that Suzanne may be overheated and looking for shadows or that she has fallen," a Facebook post said.
While Eaton's employer was acknowledged in an earlier statement that the "most likely" scenario was that she had made a run, and added, "There are many observations that question such a theory, including the heat of the day "Suzanne is not only a leading scientist in her field, but also a strong athlete, runner and senior black belt on Tae Kwon Do," it says. "If someone comes out of a difficult situation, it's Suzanne."