Body found in hunt for missing Nora Quoirin in Malaysian jungle

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2019

Nora - who was born and raised in London - arrived with her parents in the Dusun forest eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state a week ago.

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

According to reports, police said they are unable to confirm if the body is male or female and will now carry out a forensic examination.

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

"All at The Lucie Blackman Trust are thinking of the family and continue to support them as they come to terms with this news".

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

They believe she was abducted, but Malaysian police have to this point classified it as a missing person case.

Search teams had been scouring the rainforest surrounding the Dunsun resort since Quoirin, who has a learning disability, was found to be missing from her bedroom on Sunday, August 4.

The family are convinced it is a criminal matter but local police initially said there were no signs of foul play.

A number of vehicles, including forensics vans, have been seen heading onto the area where the body was found.

Nora's family also revealed more about her condition, holoprosencephaly, as search crews played recorded messages from her mother, Meabh, through the forest in an attempt to reach the youngster.

Missing teenager Nora Quoirin.

"She can not make or receive phone calls independently".

August 10: Nora's family thanked the search teams involved since the teenager's disappearance.

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