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Body of missing British teacher is found in Japan

Body of missing British teacher is found in Japan: ‘Devastated’ father confirms family have received ‘the worst news imaginable’

  • Body of British teacher has been found after she disappeared in Japan last week 
  • Alice Hodgkinson, 28, from Nottingham, was reported missing on July 1
  • She failed to turn up for work as a teacher at an English language school in Tokyo
  • Her father Steve said they had received ‘the worst news imaginable’ by police 

The body of a British teacher has been found after she went missing in Japan last week. 

Alice Hodgkinson, 28, from Nottingham, was reported missing on July 1 after she failed to turn up for work as a teacher at an English language school in Tokyo.

Her father Steve said they had received ‘the worst news imaginable’ by police, adding that the family were ‘at a complete loss’, The Sun reported.  

He last spoke to her on June 30 via Skype and there was ‘no indication that anything was wrong’, adding that her disappearance is ‘complete out of character’. 

The body of Alice Hodgkinson, 28, from Nottingham has been found after she disappeared in Japan last week

Police are not looking for anyone in connection with her death, according to reports. 

Police in Japan say they have raided Alice’s apartment and found a note inside addressed to her dad and brother, but have not disclosed its contents.  

Steve did not confirm where his daughter’s body was found.  

Steve said that Ms Hodgkinson’s mother Julie is ‘beside herself with grief’.  

Ms Hodgkinson, who graduated from Edinburgh University with a Masters degree in Psychology, moved to Japan in March last year and had been living in the city of Yokohama – 20 miles to the south of Tokyo, where she worked.

She had been employed at a chain of English language schools called Shane Corp, and Stephen said she regularly kept in touch with her family online.

But the school alerted him to her disappearance last week, with bosses saying she had not turned up ‘for a few days’ and they were concerned about her well-being. 

Meanwhile ‘missing’ flyers were being circulated on social media by friends and family. 

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