Greece Finds Bodies of Missing US Couple in Mountain Gorge

Reuters
By Reuters
March 4, 2023Europe
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Greece Finds Bodies of Missing US Couple in Mountain Gorge
A police car in Greece on June 13, 2021. (Byron Smith/Getty Images)

ATHENS—Rescuers have found the bodies of two U.S. citizens in a mountain gorge in western Greece and authorities are seeking to establish how they died, police said on Saturday.

The couple, a man aged 83 and a woman of 80, had been missing since Jan. 23 from the Methoni region on the Peloponnese peninsula, where they had been living in recent years, a police official said.

After searching for weeks, a police drone located their car on Friday in a gorge at the bottom of a 200-meter cliff on Mount Taygetos.

A fire brigade crew found the bodies outside the vehicle. DNA tests are being conducted to confirm their identities.

Police are investigating if their death was a result of an accident or suicide, the police official added.

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