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Body of US Peace Corps Volunteer Found in Northern Philippines


A Philippine army general says search teams have found the body of a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer who went missing 10 days ago.

Major General Rodrigo Maclang said Wednesday rescuers found Julia Campbell's body partially buried near the northern mountain town of Batad. He said her feet were sticking out of the ground.

Police have not said how the 40-year-old died, but said they are conducting a criminal investigating into her death. Authorities have dismissed the possibility that she had been kidnapped by communist guerrillas.

Campbell was last seen April 8th, when she began a hike near the town of Banaue in Ifugao province, north of Manila.

She had been teaching English in the town of Legaspi for the past two years.

She also worked as journalist, with articles published in The New York Times newspaper, Star magazine and a number of media Web sites.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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