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Alaska teacher's body found in Japan tsunami area

The body of a teacher from Anchorage missing since a tsunami washed over the town where he taught in Japan has been found, his family said Tuesday.

Monty Dickson, 26, taught English at schools around Rikuzentakata -- one of the towns hardest hit after the March 11 earthquake -- as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.

Dickson is a 2002 graduate of Service High School. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009.

According to his family, reached Tuesday by phone, Dickson's girlfriend and two other teachers from the program identified his body Monday.

Dickson's sister, Shelley Fredrickson, passed the phone Tuesday to her mother-in-law, Gloria Shriver.

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