Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Body found in search for missing teenager in Malaysia

The search and rescue team today prepare for their operation to find Nora Anne Quoirin. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari The search and rescue team today prepare for their operation to find Nora Anne Quoirin. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari
Deanna Wagner | 13 August, 2019, 13:32

The body was found near a waterfall around a mile away from the villa the family were staying in when she vanished.

"I can confirm a body has been found in the Betembum mountains. It is not in an accessible place".

National Malaysian newspaper the Malay Mail has reported that a body had been found in the search for Nóra.

A window in the room, which could be opened only from the inside, was open.

Malaysian sharmans and police from Britain, Irish and French were among those drafted in to assist.

Missing persons charity the Lucie Blackman Trust said the body had not been identified but was "likely" to be the teenager, from London.

The state police chief added that a forensic examination would be carried out to determine if the body was male or female. The girl's family says she isn't independent and wouldn't wander off alone, and was likely to have been abducted.

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Appearing before cameras, she said: "Nora is our first child".

Nora, who who holds an Irish passport, has learning difficulties.

According to the New Straits Times, a police forensics unit vehicle was spotted entering the cordoned-off resort at 3.30pm.

Missing teenager Nora Quoirin.

Meabh Quoirin made an emotional appeal for help in finding her daughter.

He said the operation involving over 160 people resumed later Tuesday morning, with a helicopter, sniffer dogs and villagers aiding in an expanded comb through the dense jungle. She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone.

August 10: Nora's family thanked the search teams involved since the teenager's disappearance. We are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us, everyone who is helping here and not from here.