Police say the body of U.S. scientist Suzanne Eaton was found inside a former Nazi war bunker on the Greek island of Crete Wednesday.
Crete’s chief of police confirmed that the 59-year-old biologist’s body was discovered by two locals in a cave that had been turned into a bunker by Nazi soldiers during the second world war.
Police ruled her cause of death homicide by asphyxiation.
Eaton was last seen attending a conference at the orthodox academy in Crete on July 2nd. That same day, colleagues believe Eaton went for her daily jog on the island when she went missing. Six days later local police say Eaton’s remains were discovered in a cave near her running path.
After her disappearance, family members set up a Facebook account called, “Searching for Suzanne,” raising more than 40 thousand dollars to help with the search.
Police are continuing to investigate, according to a statement from the Max Planck Institute in Germany where Eaton worked as a biologist.