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TravelGuides – Body of missing British teacher is found in Japan

The physique of British teacher Alice Hodgkinson has been found in Japan eight days after she went missing, her devastated household mentioned at the moment.

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Tearful father Steve Hodgkinson informed how he had acquired ‘the worst information conceivable’ from police about 28-yr-previous daughter Alice, and mentioned the household are ‘at an entire loss’ over her demise.

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Concerns had been raised final week when Alice, from Nottingham, failed to show up for work on the English language faculty the place she taught in Yokohama, close to Tokyo.

Police subsequently broke into her condominium and found a be aware addressed to her dad and brother, although they haven’t disclosed its contents.

Her physique has since been found, although it is not clear the place her stays have been found, precisely once they have been found, or in what circumstances. However, officers say they don’t seem to be in search of anyone in connection along with her demise.

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

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

It comes after frightened buddies in Japan, the place the Edinburgh University graduate had been residing for greater than a yr, launched a poster marketing campaign in a bid to seek out her.

Her household in the UK confronted an agonising look ahead to information and desperately clung onto a glimmer of hope she might nonetheless be alive though her dad admitted earlier in the week: ‘We concern the more serious.’ 

Retired laptop software program engineer Steve, 68, mentioned at his Nottingham dwelling he shares with son Peter, 32: ‘We have been notified final night time. Police informed me that had found Alice’s physique. It was the worst information conceivable.

‘We are devastated and it is a really troublesome time for our household.’

Steve – divorced from Alice’s mum NHS employee Julie, 63, who additionally lives in Nottingham – added: ‘We are at an entire loss and her mom is struggling, she’s beside herself with grief.’

The household wish to repatriate her physique as quickly as potential.

He mentioned he wasn’t but positive if he and his son can be travelling to Japan, saying: ‘We’ve not determined what greatest to do. If we go on the market we’ll have to quarantine in a resort for 2 weeks. But we have to carry Alice dwelling.’

He added: ‘Close household are conscious. It is not a homicide investigation and police will not be in search of anybody else in connection along with her demise.’

It is understood officers who broke into Alice’s condominium on July 01 after she was reported missing found a be aware addressed to her dad and brother.

Steve was too upset to say the place his daughter’s physique was found or how she had died.

He informed how the household had been ‘anxiously ready by the telephone’ when she disappeared after final being seen on June 29.

He had acquired an electronic mail from her the next day on June 30 – her final one.

Steve recalled how touched he was to obtain a particular reward from his daughter.

He mentioned: ‘I’d acquired a Father’s Day current from her, a membership to Sheffield University Theatre, and I responded with an electronic mail thanking her. 

‘She then despatched an electronic mail in reply, that was our final communication and all the pieces appeared completely superb. 

Her father Steve, who last spoke to her on June 30 via Skype, said they had received 'the worst news imaginable' by police, adding that the family were 'at a complete loss'

Her father Steve, who final spoke to her on June 30 by way of Skype, mentioned that they had acquired ‘the worst information conceivable’ by police, including that the household have been ‘at an entire loss’

‘As far as we all know she wasn’t depressed, she gave the impression to be main a contented, fulfilling life.’

Mr Hodgkinson, who final noticed Alice in 2019 earlier than she went to dwell overseas, mentioned that they had a ‘good relationship.’

Before her physique was found he mentioned: ‘We are very very anxious. You hear of terrible issues occurring on a regular basis and my daughter would not simply disappear.

‘She has not been in contact with anyone. It is completely out of character and I’m afraid we concern the more serious.’

In a heartfelt plea to his daughter, he mentioned: ‘Alice, please, please make contact. So many individuals are involved about you. 

‘You are very a lot beloved. Please get in contact.’

He informed how Interpol had joined forces with Nottinghamshire and Japanese police in the seek for Alice as her frantic buddies in the nation the place she has lived since March final yr have launched a poster marketing campaign in a bid to assist discover her.

He described his single daughter as ‘a vibrant younger girl and fairly outgoing in sharing her views on veganism, animal welfare and human rights, including: ‘She was a bit of a loner at occasions, not the partying sort and never in search of a relationship.’

He informed how Alice was reported missing after failing to show up for work final week.

He defined: ‘She hadn’t been in work for a number of days and her bosses have been getting involved for her wellbeing. They acquired the police concerned and launched an investigation.

‘We’ve desperatley being tying to name her however her telephone’s not doing something. It’s both switched off or the battery is useless. She would not usually be out of contact for therefore lengthy.

‘Something’s unsuitable. It’s very worrying. We would noramlly communicate head to head on Skype each 4 weeks and alternate the odd electronic mail in between.’

He informed how Alice, who graduated from Edinburgh University with a Masters diploma in Psychology, did not communicate any Japanese however ‘relied on Google Translate.’

Alice shared an condominium block in Yokohama – 20 miles south of Tokyo – with completely different nationality tenants and supposed to remain in the nation for an additional yr.

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

Police in Japan say they’ve raided Alice’s condominium and found a be aware inside addressed to her dad and brother, however haven’t disclosed its contents

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