GREECE: Missing Cypriot woman found dead in isolated spot

The body of a British-Cypriot woman, who was last seen going for a run on Monday, was found in a ravine close to where she was staying on the Greek island of Ikaria, according to reports.

Natalie Christopher, 34, an astrophysicist who lived in Cyprus, was first reported missing by her 38-year-old Cypriot partner, with whom she had been vacationing on Ikaria.

The couple were planning to return home to Cyprus on Monday evening.

A mass search involving the Police, firefighters, Coast Guard officers, volunteers and a helicopter crew was launched in the search for Christopher, after being reported missing.

Her body was eventually found in an isolated spot just 1.5 km from her hotel by a fireman who had volunteered to take part in the search. She was identified at the scene by her clothing prior to DNA tests, Greek media reported.

Christopher was believed to have gone missing after going for an early morning run on the Aegean Island.

Her partner told police that upon noticing that she was not in the room when he woke up, he had called her on her mobile phone with Christopher telling him she had gone for a run.

She was a known hiking, running and mountain racing enthusiast and was also acknowledged for her contribution as a social activist, striving to lessen the gender disparity that exists in sports participation in Cyprus.

She had launched the Cyprus Girls Can campaign to get women and girls, of all ages and abilities all across Cyprus, more involved in sport.

Source: The Financial Mirror