FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 12, 2019, British astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34, competes during the Atsas Mountain race in Cyprus. Greek search crews have found the body of the British scientist who went missing while on holiday on the Aegean island of Ikaria in a ravine near where she had been staying, authorities said on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Aris Kalogerou, FILE)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A British scientist died instantly after falling from a height on the Greek island of Ikaria, a coroner said Thursday.

The body of Cyprus-based astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34, an avid trail runner, was found Wednesday afternoon in a 20-meter (65-foot) deep ravine. Her Cypriot partner had reported her missing on Monday after she went for a run near their hotel. The area has trails along steep cliffs and ravines.

Coroner Nikos Karakoukis, who traveled to the island from Athens, said evidence from an initial assessment of the area where Christopher's body was found was "consistent with a fall from a height."

Karakoukis told reporters that Christopher had suffered a head injury and died instantly. Her body was being transported Thursday to a morgue in the Greek capital, Athens.

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 12, 2019, British astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34, competes during the Atsas Mountain race in Cyprus. Greek search crews have found the body of the British scientist who went missing while on holiday on the Aegean island of Ikaria in a ravine near where she had been staying, authorities said on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Aris Kalogerou, FILE)
Coroner Nikos Karakoukis sits on a car as he leaves the location where the body of Cyprus-based astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34, was found yesterday in a 20-meter-deep ravine, in Faros village on the Greek island of Ikaria, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. The coroner says the British scientist found dead on the Greek island of Ikaria two days after she was reported missing died instantly after falling from a height. (Giorgos Filippopolitis/ikariaki.gr via AP)
A vehicle carries the body of Cyprus-based astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34, who was found dead yesterday in a 20-meter-deep ravine, in Faros village on the Greek island of Ikaria, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. A coroner says the British scientist found dead on the Greek island of Ikaria two days after she was reported missing died instantly after falling from a height. (Giorgos Filippopolitis/ikariaki.gr via AP)
The hotel where the Cyprus-based astrophysicist Natalie Christopher, 34, was staying before she was found dead in a 20-meter-deep ravine is seen in Faros village on the Greek island of Ikaria, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. A coroner says the British scientist found dead on the Greek island of Ikaria two days after she was reported missing died instantly after falling from a height. (Giorgos Filippopolitis/ikariaki.gr via AP)