Greek police on Sunday continued its search for Dr. Suzanne Eaton, an American scientist missing in Crete since Tuesday.
Her friends and family announced on Saturday they are offering a cash reward of 50 thousand euros for information that will lead to Eaton being found.
The missing scientist’ family, Red Cross officials and local volunteers joined the police and fire service search operation. A police helicopter, a drone and trained dogs have been deployed in the effort to find the whereabouts of the American scientist.
Eaton, a scientist at Max Planck, Dresden, who was in Crete for a conference, has not been heard or seen since Tuesday afternoon.
She was staying at the Orthodox Academy of Crete near the town of Kolymvari, west of Chania.
According to witnesses, the 62-year-old was last seen in the surrounding area of the Academy, where the conference was held, around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. She was wearing an orange dress, which was found in her room, but her sports shoes were missing.
It is believed that she may have gone on a run. Her family says that she runs 30 minutes every day.