An unidentified 27-year-old man has confessed to the murder of molecular biologist Suzanne Eaton, 59, of California. The German-based American scientist of the Max Planck Institute was in Crete for a conference when she went missing on 2 July and found dead in a bunker on 8 July.

Over the weekend, Greek police questioned 10 possible suspects following DNA evidence that pointed to these individuals, all of them local. After several hours of interrogation, the suspect allegedly confessed to the murder. Reports point to a man from Kissamos, who had been travelling through the area when he intentionally hit Eaton with his car.

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The coroner found other wounds that suggest a struggle before Eaton was killed and dumped in a bunker. The reports revealed that it was a slow death with multiple stab wounds, though suffocation was the cause of death. Eaton’s body will be flown to Frankfurt before heading to the United States for burial.