Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Nora Quoirin: Police confirm body found in Malaysian jungle is missing British teenager | World | News

The 15-year-old, who has special needs, vanished on August 4 from an eco-resort in Dusun where she was staying with her parents and two siblings. The body was found earlier today by a member of the search and rescue team as the hunt entered its 10th day. Negri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop confirmed the body found was that of the missing teenager.

A post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow morning by a senior pathologist from Kuala Lumpur.

The body was airlifted to hospital by helicopter and was later identified by Nora’s parents Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin.

The BBC reported the body was found just over a mile from the Dusun resort, has white skin and is female.

Nora was reported missing on August 4 after her father discovered she had gone and a downstairs window was wide open.

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Around 350 people, including voluntary hikers, joined the search in dense jungle and a river with the help of sniffer dogs and shamans.

Nora was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and has special needs.

Her parents, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, a French-Irish couple who have lived in London for 20 years, thanked those looking for her as fundraising pages set up by the teenager’s aunt and uncle collected more than £100,000 from well-wishers.

Ms Quoirin made an emotional appeal yesterday as a leading to her safe return.

Appearing before cameras,  she said: “Nora is our first child. She has been vulnerable since the day she was born.

“She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking.

“We are appealing to anyone who has information about Nora to help us find her.”

Police leading the investigation have refused to rule out a “criminal element” in the teenager’s disappearance.

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