Authorities in the Greek Island Crete has launched a search for a missing American scientist who had been in a conference there this week.
Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany, has been missing since Tuesday near the port of Chania. The colleagues at the conference told the authorities that they thought she had gone to a race in the area. A public announcement of her disappearance has been published in Greece.
On Friday, police and firefighters joined by local volunteers searched for an area near the village of Kolymbari outside Chania.
Emily Kappes, a cousin of the missing scientist, told The Associated Press that Eaton's husband and two sons had traveled to Crete to assist in the search.