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Body found in search for scientist in Greece

Body found in search for scientist in Greece

  • 7 August 2019
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Image caption Natalie Christopher was last seen going for a run on Monday morning

Police searching for a 35-year-old British woman who disappeared on the Greek island of Ikaria say they have found her dead in a ravine.

Natalie Christopher, an astrophysicist from London, was reported missing by her partner on Monday after failing to return from a run.

The couple, based in Cyprus, were on holiday on Ikaria, 130 miles (210km) south-east of Athens.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of her death.

A major air-and-land search had been launched with island authorities joined by specialist teams.

The body was found around three miles from where she was last seen in a 20m (66ft) ravine, police said.