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Nepal police search for body of slain teacher, native of MI

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -

Police are searching a river in Nepal for the body of a teacher from Texas who was beaten to death and thrown from a bridge.

They say 27-year-old Dahlia Yehia disappeared from the resort town of Pokhara in western Nepal last month. The Michigan native who taught at a school in Austin was in the country to help victims of the April earthquake.

Police say a local teacher who was hosting the woman has told investigators he killed her with a hammer and threw her body into the river. They believe the motive was money and have recovered blood-soaked clothes and ropes.

Yehia studied art at Kalamazoo College and graduated in 2011. She was an art teacher at Sci-Tech Preparatory School in Austin.

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