UK News

Alice Hodgkinson: Missing English teacher found dead by police in Japan | UK News

The body of an English teacher was found in Japan, less than a week after her disappearance.

Alice Hodgkinson, from Nottingham, who lived in Kanagawa, a prefecture just south of Tokyo, had been missing from her home since Thursday, July 1 after failing to report for work in the capital.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed on Friday that local prefecture authorities discovered her body on Wednesday this week and that there would be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the 28-year-old.

Alice hodgkinson
Miss Hodgkinson was reported missing on Thursday July 1

In a statement, her mother Julie, father Steve and brother Peter described Ms Hodgkinson as “a young woman who is intelligent, adventurous, confident, caring and endowed with a tremendous sense of humor.”

The family said, “We will miss her dearly and ask that our family be left in peace during this difficult time so that we can come to terms with what has happened.

“We would also like to thank all of those people, both in the UK and in Japan, who worked so hard to raise awareness of Alice’s disappearance and provide practical support.

“Their support during this difficult time has been truly humbling. Thank you all.”

She had been living in Japan since last year.

At moment of his disappearance, missing posters were circulating online and Ms Hodgkinson’s brother Peter thanked people for the “absolutely amazing response” he received.

He also said: “I want the missing people to be found, I want everyone to feel safe and confident to live their lives to the fullest.

“Focusing on Alice, I didn’t expect the impact this would have on the lives of so many people.”

More information about this article Read More
This notice was published: 2021-07-09 17:30:00

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *