Published: Fri, August 16, 2019

U.K. teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

U.K. teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

United Kingdom teen Nora Quoirin's cause of death was due to an ulcer bleed after she got lost for days at a resort in Malaysia, said officials.

Her body was found on Tuesday beside a small stream about 1.6 miles from the resort of Dusun, where she had been on holiday with her parents and two siblings.

They also confirmed at today's press conference that they have found no evidence of foul play.

Nora died two or three days before she was found, the force believes.

They listed her as a missing person but said the investigation included possible criminal aspects. "Our hearts are broken", it said.

Nora Quoirin, 15, who suffered from learning disabilities went missing on August 4.

In a statement released on Wednesday by The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity that supports relatives of British people missing overseas, her relatives said she was the "heart" of the family.

Nora's parents - French dad Sebastien, 47, and Northern Irish mum Meabh, 45 - stated: 'We love her infinitely.

Deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor said the body was found in an area that had previously been searched by rescuers.


The statement continued: "Nora is at the heart of our family".

Meabh Quoirin (far back) being consoled by her husband Sebastian Quoirin as they leave the hospital after identifying the body of their daughter Nora Anne at the Forensic Department in Hospital Tuanku Jaafar August 13, 2019. Her family reported her missing the following day.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the family has "experienced every family's worst nightmare".

Nora was born with holoprosencephaly, a neurological disorder, which limited her speech and coordination and made her "very vulnerable", according to her parents. Mr. Yusop said she had not eaten any food and this was a factor in her death.

A post-mortem examination into her death that began at 11am local time yesterday was halted at around 8pm.

Almost 350 people were involved in the massive search operation including sniffer dogs, elite commando forces and thermal detectors, but no evidence had turned up until the discovery of the teenager's body on Tuesday. After volunteer hikers found her body, she was taken to a hospital Seremban where pathologists carried out a post-mortem.

But the family's French lawyer, Charles Morel, said that "at this stage for the family, it is premature to rule out a criminal element".

"Nora can read like a young child, but she cannot write more than a few words".

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