News Local Post-mortem confirms Natalie died instantly from head injury after fall

Post-mortem confirms Natalie died instantly from head injury after fall

British Cypriot astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34,  died instantly from a head injury sustained after a fall in a ravine in Ikaria, according to a post-mortem examination carried out in Athens on Friday.

Natalie’s body was found in a 20 metre ravine on Wednesday afternoon by a volunteer fireman participating in a search operation launched at midday on Monday when she was reported missing by her partner.

After an investigation of the scene and an initial examination of the body, Greek pathologist Nicos Karakoukis told reporters yesterday that all indications were that Natalie had been killed instantly after she fell from a height.

This was confirmed by Friday’s post-mortem which found that Natalie had fractured the back of her skull when she fell in the ravine close to the hotel where she was staying with her partner, killing her instantly.

The post-mortem  also showed a fractured shoulder blade as well as abrasions on the knees and left hand. In addition there are indications that she hit a protrusion of the rock when she fell. The post-mortem showed no indication of struggle or any other finding to suggest foul play.

Natalie was a peace activist known for her love for the sciences and sport. She had gone for a run on Monday morning. hours before she and her partner were due to return to Cyprus.

When he was unable to reach her, he alerted police who launched a massive search.

Police believe she fell when a boulder dislodged as she was trying to ascend or descend a cliff at the ravine.

Read more










Top Stories

Trump accuses U.S. Health Department watchdog of ‘fake dossier’ on coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the U.S. Health Department's inspector general of having produced a "fake dossier" on American hospitals suffering shortages on...

5 tons of chloroquine imported from India for Cyprus, Israel

Five tons of API Chloroquine have been imported from India for Cyprus and Israel as part of a joint initiative by the two countries...

106 booked for breaking stay at home decree

Police carrier out checks at 1443 premises islandwide from 6 am to 6 pm on Tuesday and only one was found to be violating...

New York suffers deadliest day in coronavirus crisis

New York has suffered its deadliest day in the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 731 fatalities in the last 24 hours, although Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Cyprus prices dual EMTN Tranche for €1.75 billion

The Republic of Cyprus has priced on Tuesday two new benchmark-sized Euro Medium Term Notes for a total amount of €1.75 bn with Finance...


Stuffed vine leaves without meat

(Dolmadakia gialantzi) Rinse the leaves and boil in salted water for approximately 10 minutes until soft. Drain and place in some cold water with ice...

Snails with tomato sauce

When the snails are ready, drain them. Fry the onions in the oil and once slightly brown, add the tomatoes. Stir until cooked well...

Sea bream with capers

Clean the sea bream well, add salt and pepper to them and brush them with olive oil. Mix the capers and parsley together as...

Halloumi bread

Sift the flour with the salt into a bowl and mix in the yeast and lemon rind. Make a well in the centre of...