SEREMBAN — Aug. 13, 2019: Malaysian police today said they were certain a body they had found was that of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort near here 10 days ago.
“Very certain,” Datuk Mazlan Mansor, the national deputy police chief, said in reply to a question if police were sure it was the missing girl, reports Reuters.
Fifteen-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, who had suffered from learning difficulties, was reported missing on August 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun resort about 70 kilometres south of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
The body was found this afternoon about 2.5km from The Dusun resort where Nora Anne and her family had checked into on Aug. 3.
Although the identity could not be immediately confirmed after it was found, Mazlan said police had reasonable suspicion it was that of the 15-year-old girl with special needs.
“(In fact) we are very certain of it but let’s wait for the family to confirm,” said Mazlan to reporters.
The body was found without any clothes but Mazlan cautioned that it was still too early to say if there was any criminal element involved.
The body was flown to Seremban Hospital for a post-mortem.
Nora Anne had checked into the resort with her parents Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure.
However the following morning she was not in the room she shared with her siblings. A window in the room, which could only be opened from the inside, was open.