Body of American Citizen Discovered in the Sea South of Athens



Greek police are attempting to piece together clues in the death of an American citizen whose body was discovered in the sea south of Athens earlier this month.

The U.S. embassy in Athens confirmed to the Greek Reporter that the body found on January 6 at Vouliagmeni was that of a U.S. citizen.

“We can confirm (the body of) a U.S. citizen was found. The Embassy is following the case and providing consular services to the family at this time. We do not yet have a privacy act waiver to discuss any further,” the statement said.

Greek media reported that the body appeared to be of a man between 50-55 years old. At the time of his death, the man was wearing a suit and the only personal item found on him was a U.S. passport.

Police authorities hope the official report from a Greek coroner will shed light on the cause of the man’s death.