Nora Quoirin: Body found in search for missing Irish teen

Malaysia finds body near where London teen went missing

The Lucie Blackman Trust, which is handling media enquiries for the Quoirin family, has said that it seems "likely" that the body is that of the Franco-Irish teen.

Today marked the 10th day of the search operation.

Nora Anne was found missing from her room at Pantai by her family at 8am on Aug 4.

"We are especially anxious because Nora has learning and developmental disabilities, and is not like other 15-year-olds".

Voluntary hikers and even reportedly a shaman were among those to have joined the search for Nora, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and has special needs.

Yesterday, Nora's family offered a €10,800 reward for information leading to her rescue.

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

Missing teenager Nora Quoirin.


Dogs trained in finding dead bodies were also drafted in to help with the search.

"We have not confirmed whose body it is", Mohamad Mat Yusop, the police chief of Negeri Sembilan, where the resort is located, told reporters.

About 350 people had been searching for Nora in dense jungle near the resort.

According to the New Straits Times, a police forensics unit vehicle was spotted entering the cordoned-off resort at 3.30pm.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, which was set up in the wake of the murder of a British hostess in Japan in 2000, said: "At this time we can not confirm it is Nora. We are appealing to anyone who has information about Nora to help us find her".

Investigations are now underway to identify the body and establish the cause of death.

"The charity will update as soon as possible".

Authorities have been treating Nora's disappearance as a missing persons case, but her family have said they believe she may have been abducted.

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