Published: Wed, August 14, 2019

Nora Quoirin, 15, Found Dead by a Waterfall: Malaysian Police

Nora Quoirin, 15, Found Dead by a Waterfall: Malaysian Police

The family of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found naked near a stream in Malaysian jungle believe she was abducted.

Police in Malaysia has found the unclothed body of a French-Irish teenager who went missing from a resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, though it was not yet clear what caused her death.

The body of teenager Nora Quoirin who went missing in Malaysia has been found, local police and a charity assisting the family confirmed Tuesday.

"The family has been brought in to identify the body found today and they have confirmed that the body is indeed Nora Anne", Mohamad Mat Yusof, the state police chief, said according to Reuters.

Irish premier Leo Varadkar tweeted: "They have experienced every family's worst nightmare".

Nora and her family checked into The Dusun resort in Seremban last Saturday (3rd August).

She had heard that the teenage girl was excited about seeing a waterfall.

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, and his wife Sabina offered their "deepest condolences" to Nora's parents, to her siblings and to her extended family.

Nora, who had special needs, was reported missing by her father Sebastien on August 4, the morning after the family of five had arrived at the hotel.

She has a condition called "holoprosencephaly", which means she has a smaller-than-normal brain, and has limited verbal communication and can not write more than a few words.

The Quoirin family, who lives in London, had checked into the eco-resort in the dense tropical forest in Negeri Sembilan, some 50km from Kuala Lumpur, on Aug 3 for a two-week holiday.

During the search, recordings of Meabh's voice were played using megaphones and loudspeakers, in the hope Quoirin would recognise it. "Please be patient. We will let you know as soon as it's confirmed", an officer told The Mirror.

A British charity which helps the families of people who go missing or are killed overseas, the Lucie Blackman Trust, has been providing support to the family. She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely.

The family pledged a USA $11,900 reward, donated by a Belfast business, for information that could lead to Quoirin's return.

On Monday, Nora's mother Meabh had made a heartfelt appeal to find her as a reward of more than €10,000 was offered for information leading to her safe return.

Appearing before cameras on Monday, a tearful Ms Quoirin said: "Nora is our first child".

They said: "Nora is a very special person".

The Daily Mirror reports that the location of Nora's body "raised questions" about why she had not been spotted before.

The National Crime Agency (NCA), the Metropolitan Police and Irish police were supporting the Malaysian police with the case.

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