Body found in search for missing teenager Nora Quoirin in Malaysia

Clay Curtis
August 13, 2019

A body has been found in the search for missing Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin. The charity issued a statement in which it noted that "it sadly seems likely" the the body is Nóra's.

State Police chief Mohammed Yusop said: "I can confirm a body has been found in the Betembum mountains".

Nora's family said they were convinced she had been abducted but the Malaysian police have said there were no signs of foul play.

A BBC journalist reported that the body was found 2km (just over a mile) away from the Dusun resort, has white skin and is female. "It is not in an accessible place".

The Lucie Blackman Trust has said the body is "likely" to be that of Nora and a Malaysian police officer has confirmed the body is female.

Forensic teams were seen racing to the scene.

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

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

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British, Irish and French police also joined the search as it stretches into its second week.

In a statement, her mother said: "Nora is our first child".

Parents Meabh and Sebastien made an emotional plea saying their "hearts are breaking" as the reward money was announced.

Police confirmed the search had turned up a body, with images in a Reuters video showing a man leading police to the site, about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the resort.

Missing teenager Nora Quoirin.

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

About 350 people had been searching for Nora in dense jungle near the resort. She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone.

Local and global media had been following the search team since yesterday.

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