Missing British grandmother, 74, is found dead in remote area on Greek island after she went missing three weeks ago while on holiday with her husband
A grandmother who went missing on holiday on a Greek island three weeks ago has been found dead in a remote area.
Susan Hart, 74, from Bath, went missing on Sunday April 30 after taking a ferry from Kalymnos to the remote island of Telendos with her husband, Ed.
Susan Hart, 75, went missing after taking a ferry to the island of Kalymnos on April 30
She planned to wait at the front of the island while her partner went off rock climbing with a friend. When they returned, she had disappeared without a trace.
For more than two weeks, the family from Bath were joined by officials and volunteers in an extensive search of the island.
Her daughter Ruth Landale has now confirmed she was identified by her stepfather and her body will be repatriated to Switzerland, where she was living.
A port-mortem will be carried out by Greek authorities.
Susan Hart was a former employee of the World Health Organisation.
Kalymnos is an island in the Aegean Sea, to the east of Greece and to the west of Anatolia
She was living with her husband, Ed, in his native Switzerland.
According to The Mirror, the couple had been regularly visiting the larger island of Kalymnos for around the last eight years.
Telendos is a smaller island about 0.6 miles (1 kilometre) off the coast of Kalymnos, and an administrative part of the larger body.
The tiny island is shaped like a semi-circle. There is a single, steep, flat-top mountain whose sides drop directly down the sea. The only settlement is based at the southern tip of the island, where the land is flat.
After making the ten-minute ferry trip from Kalymnos, Susan Hart planned to read a while before heading over to a local restaurant while her husband went climbing.
The Sun reported that she decided to sit out due to health problems.
Image shows climbing on the island of Kalymnos, about a kilometre from the coast of Telendos
But when Ed returned, Susan had vanished – and nobody in the restaurant had seen her.
Her three daughters Bethan, Ella, 43, from London, and Ruth, 45, who was in Australia, kept up the search for her mother following her mysterious disappearance.
Previously speaking to The Mirror, Bethan said: ‘How does someone just disappear without a trace? The hopes of finding her alive are diminishing by the day and my sisters and I do not know what to do next.’