A 27-year-old man has admitted he has raped and murdered an American scientist who was in Crete for a conference, the Greek authorities said.
Presumed admission came on Monday, 11 days after 59-year-old Susan Eaton. It was reported that the conference organizer missed on July 4 – the same day the biologist is expected to submit his research to colleagues. Two amateur explorers found Eaton's body on July 8, nearly 200 feet in a cave used as a shelter during World War II, according to the police.
The authorities identified the suspect on Thursday.
Transmitted by Crete Yannis Paraskakis The authorities twice hit Ethan with his car and caught her unconscious in his luggage to the abandoned shelter. Leave her there after raping her, they say from the police in Crete. Paraskakis, who is from the city of Chania, where Eaton disappeared, has since been charged with murder and rape.
Prosecutors have ordered the release of Paraskakis' identity in the interests of public safety and investigation of other crimes that a person may commit, police said on Thursday in a press release.
Ethan died on July 2 from suffocation, based on forensic evidence and autopsy, police said. It was discovered with injuries to both hands as well as broken ribs and bones on the face. She runs a research group at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics at Max Planck in Dresden and is Professor at the Technical University of Dresden
"We are devastated by this senseless tragedy," Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. "When Eaton's husband is also a researcher," he said in a statement last week. She left her room for lunch for her daily walk, leaving her cell phone and personal belongings behind her.
Paraskakis told the authorities that he had kidnapped Ethan – "motivated by sexual satisfaction," a policeman from Crete, Eleni Papathanasiou said at a press conference Tuesday – about noon that day as he walked to a monument called Evelpidon in the northern part of the island.
The man said he took Ethan to a vent in the abandoned shelter and left her body there, blocking the door with a wooden palette. In the immediate vicinity of a cemetery he cleared his car of potential evidence, the police said. Paraskakis was filed with the District Prosecutor's Office as they are undergoing forensic, clinical and toxicological examinations.
Police have begun to search "immediately" after the disappearance of Ethan was reported, said police chief of Crete Konstantinos Lagoudakis. Eaton's information and picture showed up, and volunteers joined the government agencies to look for the missing woman. Family members created a Facebook page to promote search.
The two, who eventually found Ethan part of this growing effort, CBS News reported.
After Eaton's body was found in the cave, he said: its positioning and the wheel-paths leading to the drainage of the shelter that led the woman to it. The body shows signs of violence and potential sexual abuse.
CCTV footage, interviews with witnesses and autopsy have led the police to identify suspects and ultimately stop Paraskakis.
The authorities are investigating at least seven other pedestrian attacks. is reported to include a car similar to that that hit Ethan, according to Greek state television Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. Paraskakis was arrested before arson and injured and killed animals, he added, although the site does not provide more details.
The police were investigating those who knew Ethan was grieving with a respected researcher and a beloved friend. Worker and family member in more than two dozen honors gathered by the Max Planck Institute. The institute is likely to publish a deeper obituary in the days to come, said Christina Beck, a spokeswoman for the Washington Post.
A public service will be held in Dresden, said Eaton's niece Clyde Brode.
Eaton Labor laborers pay tribute to his colleague's love for "the big, tough questions in science," recalling his long, interdisciplinary papers. 19659024] Eaton's mother remembered a daughter who was interested in everything around her, from the day she was born, the baby was "not sleepy and sleepy, but her head raised, her eyes were vigilant." one question. "
Eaton" would be interested in any topic that's revealed, "he writes. "I spent a lot of time discussing with her subjects that [I] were studying at the university, and after a week she would have been well aware of the subject, like any one of my professors."
Family members remembered not only the scientist but also a talented pianist who plays duets with her husband, an enthusiastic gardener, and a black belt in taekwondo. They marked her as a quick ending crossword puzzle and an avid reader.
The donation focuses on who Eaton was, not the tragic circumstances of her death.
"I have made a conscious decision not to allow these facts to pursue my memories," wrote in the memory of Eaton's unnamed sister. "My memory will be pure joy and gratitude, love and admiration for the sister of the hand, the closest confidant, strong, kind, brilliant, selfless man who made an indispensable contribution to science and added immeasurable beauty in our lives. "