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Body found in hunt for missing teen Nora Quoirin

13 August 2019

A female body has been found in the hunt for missing teenager Nora Quoirin in the Malaysian jungle.

Nora Quoirin, who has special needs, disappeared from her room at the Dusun resort on 4 August. "We are appealing to anyone, anyone who has any information to find Nora". However it sadly seems likely.

"Investigations are under way to confirm identity and cause of death".

Police confirmed that the search had turned up a body.

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

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

The 50,000 ringgit (€10,800) reward announced on Monday was donated by an anonymous Belfast-based business, according to a statement issued through the Lucie Blackman Trust, which is working with the family.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity supporting missing people overseas, said police believed the teenager could have been taken.

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

The discovery was made by a member of the public on the tenth day of an intensive search of the jungle surrounding the eco-resort where she was on holiday.

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Missing teenager Nora Quoirin. She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone. She has a good memory but she can not understand anything conceptual.

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

Nora's father Sebastien Marie Philipe is French and her mother Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin, Irish. We are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us, everyone who is helping here and not from here.

"And thank you so much".

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Body found in hunt for missing teen Nora Quoirin