Showing posts with label Taylor Anderson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taylor Anderson. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2011

Body Of Virginia Teacher In Japan Located

I'm sure most of you have been following the story of Taylor Anderson, the young woman from Virginia who has been in Japan on a teaching assignment. Just a few days ago Ms. Anderson's parents were on national television overjoyed that their daughter had been located and would be returning home. Within 24 hours that joy turned into fear as they were told there had been a horrible mistake and their daughter had not been located.

The parents learned today that the body of their beloved daughter has been located.

The body of Taylor Anderson, a 24-year-old graduate of St. Catherine's School and Randolph-Macon College who was in Japan on a teaching program when the earthquake and tsunami struck, has been found, her family announced today.

The Midlothian family said in a statement that they were told in a phone call from the U.S. Embassy in Japan.

"It is with deep regret that we inform you that earlier this morning we received a call from the US Embassy in Japan that they had found our beloved Taylor's body," the family said in the statement. "We would like to thank all those who's prayers and support have carried us through this crisis. Please continue to pray for all who remain missing and for the people of Japan. We ask that that you respect our privacy during this hard time. "

Taylor Anderson had been has been teaching English to kindergarten, lower school and junior high school students in Ishinomaki, a coastal city of about 163,000 in the Miyagi Prefecture as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program for more than two years. She was due to return home in August.