Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Missing UK teen: Family confirms body as Nora Anne Quoirin

Missing UK teen: Family confirms body as Nora Anne Quoirin

THE body that was found in a jungle stream near Seremban today is Nora Anne Quoirin, her parents confirmed after viewing the remains at hospital this evening.

A body that was found during the search for a missing 15-year-old teenager has been confirmed as Nora Quoirin.

"We think we have found a body, but we need to confirm it is her".

The body has not been formally identified, but a charity handling media enquiries for her family says "it sadly seems likely".

The cause of death was not immediately known and a criminal investigation into her disappearance has been opened. Get it for your iPhone here.

"We arrived at 2.30pm and I can confirm we found a body. white skin colour; my forensics and pathology (teams) are now checking at the scene", the state police chief said.

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In this image from a video, rescuers conduct a search and rescue operation for a missing British girl at a forest in Seremban, Malaysia on August 12, 2019.

"Nora is our first child".

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The family fears that Nora - who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly - was abducted.

At the weekend, her mother Meabh had fought back tears as she made an emotional speech thanking the search team, with the girl's French father Sebastien by her side.

Malay Mail reported that police received a report about a body in the jungle around the resort from which the teen went missing.

The discovery comes after Nora's parents put up a reward worth more than €10 000 for information that could lead to their daughter's return.

Meabh Quoirin said: "Nora is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking".

She attended a school for young people with learning and communication difficulties.

The statement asks that the privacy of the family and friends be respected.

The National Crime Agency (NCA), the Met Police, Irish and French police have also been providing support to Malaysian authorities.

"It is a devastating tragedy for Nora's family and friends and our thoughts are with her loved ones and all those who helped in the search operation over the past nine days".

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