Published: Mon, August 12, 2019

Search for London teen missing in Malaysia enters 2nd week

Search for London teen missing in Malaysia enters 2nd week

With hundreds of people, including an elite police force, out daily looking for any trace of Nora Quiorin, there is still no indication of what happened to her. Police are anxious how long she can survive in the warm and humid environment, with unsafe animals.

The search for a 15-year-old London girl who vanished from a forest resort entered a second week Sunday amid rising concerns for her safety.

Gardai last night sent a liaison officer to Kuala Lumpur to assist the Department of Foreign Affairs and to liaise with Malaysian police and United Kingdom and French authorities to assist in the search for Nora.

The family have said they remain hopeful after police leading the investigation refused to rule out a "criminal element".

Police are still convinced she wandered into the jungle of her own accord, but have admitted they are exploring the possibility of an abduction, and today confirmed they are tracing phone and email records of staff in the resort the Quoirin family were staying.

Currently, the SAR team is focused at the area around the resort which is located in the foothills of the Titiwangsa mountains, next to a forest reserve.

Nora, whose mother is from Belfast, was discovered missing from her room the following morning with a window open.

Her family have said she is "not independent and does not go anywhere alone".

Nora's mother Meabh thanked the searchers.


"It means the world to us, and we are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us".

"However, this will not hamper the search", he said.

In a short speech, Ms Quoirin held back tears, as her husband stood beside her.

In a video broadcast on local media, she added: "We want to say thank you to each and every one of you".

Rescuers conduct a search and rescue operation for a missing British girl at a forest in Seremban, Malaysia.

Negeri Sembilan police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said some of those involved in the search had attended Hari Raya Haji prayers on Sunday morning at a nearby mosque.

Nora, who has an Irish passport, was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and needs help with many aspects of everyday life.

Quoirin's family, which has lived in London for 20 years, arrived August 3 for a two-week stay at the Dusun, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 63 kilometers (39 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur.

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