British scientist found dead

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Athens

The body of a missing British scientist has been found in a ravine on the Greek island of Ikaria two days after she disappeared, Greek public television reported on Wednesday. The cause of death of Nicosia-based astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, who had been on holiday with her partner, was not yet determined. Greek police had been searching for the 35-year-old after she reportedly failed to return from a run on Monday. A Greek police spokeswoman earlier told AFP that a police had late Tuesday joined Ikaria port patrols, firefighters and volunteers already looking for the scientist. According to Greek and Cypriot media, Christopher and her 38-year-old Cypriot partner had arrived on the Aegean island on Saturday and stayed near the port of Agios Kirykos.