Body Found In Search For Missing British Girl in Malaysia Confirmed To Be Nora Quoirin

13 August 2019, 09:43 | Updated: 13 August 2019, 15:05

Meabh Quoirin, center left, the mother of a missing British girl Nora Anne Quoirin, speaks to police officers as father Sebastien Quoirin, center right, stands beside her, in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Meabh Quoirin, center left, the mother of a missing British girl Nora Anne Quoirin, speaks to police officers as father Sebastien Quoirin, center right, stands beside her, in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Picture: PA

Malaysian Police have confirmed that the body found this morning is their daughter.

The family of Nora Quoirin have confirmed a body found in Malaysia is their 15-year-old daughter, Malaysian police say.

In a statement, the Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity that supports families with a loved one missing, murdered or in crisis abroad said, “the Lucie Blackman Trust can confirm with great sadness that the body found today is that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin. Local police have confirmed identification."

The 15-year old girl, who has learning difficulties, disappeared from her hotel bedroom at a nature resort in Malaysia on Sunday 4th August.

Around 350 people have been involved in the search in the nearby rainforest since she disappeared.

The teenager, Nora Quoirin, is from an Irish-French family who have lived in London for 20 years.

Earlier this week her mother Meabh Quoirin said: ‘She has been vulnerable since the day she was born."

Her family also said she is "not independent and does not go anywhere alone".

Yesterday a £10,000 reward was offered to help find the teenager after her family raised more than £100,000.

During the search in the jungle, loudhailer recordings of Nora's mother calling her daughter's name were used in an attempt to draw the teenager to her mother's voice.

Nora, her parents, and her younger brother and sister arrived on Saturday 3rd August at the resort near Seremban, about 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur, for a two-week stay.

Her father raised the alarm the following morning when she was found to be missing from her bedroom with the window open.

More to follow.

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