Missing teacher Alice Hodgkinson reportedly found dead in Japan

A teacher who has been missing in 日本 for more than a week is reported to have been found dead.

The family of Alice Hodgkinson, 28, told the Sun that they had received the “worst news imaginable” from police in Japan.

ホジキンソン, から Nottingham, had been working in Tokyo and living in Yokohama, 20 miles away, 昨年3月に来日して以来. 彼女は最後にシェーンで働くために現れた, 語学学校のチェーンの一部, オン 1 7月.

彼女の父, スティーブン, a retired computer software engineer, was quoted as saying: “We were notified last night. Police told me that they had found Alice’s body. It was the worst news imaginable.”

ホジキンソン, who lives in Nottingham with his son Peter, previously said he had last heard from his daughter via email on 30 六月, having previously spoken via video call on 21 六月.

今週, police visited Hodgkinson’s Yokohama apartment and had to break down the door to enter. Officers said they had found a note but did not reveal what it said or if it had any connection with her disappearance.

At the time her father ガーディアンに言った that Alice had left the family a note indicating she may have been distressed.

彼は言った: “I know that a note was left addressed to myself and Peter, my son. I don’t know the exact text in the note but I understand it suggested that she was in a distressed state when she wrote it.”

Alice previously taught English in Shanghai before coming back to the UK to study a master’s degree in psychology. After spending a year in Japan she decided to extend her trip by a further year as she had enjoyed it so much, and planned to travel back to England in March 2022 to complete a PhD.

The UK Foreign Office said: “We are in contact with local authorities in Japan regarding the death of a British woman. Our staff are supporting her family at this difficult time.”

The British embassy in Tokyo and Hodgkinson’s family have been contacted.

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