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Body found in Malaysia could be missing Irish girl - victims' aid group

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Body found in Malaysia could be missing Irish girl - victims' aid group

By Jiraporn Kuhakan, Rozanna Latiff

 

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A police line is seen at an entrance to the Dusun Resort, where 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin went missing in Seremban, Malaysia, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

 

SEREMBAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Tuesday found a body that seems likely to be an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, a trust working with the girl’s family said.

 

Fifteen-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, who suffered learning difficulties, was reported missing on Aug. 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun resort in Seremban, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

 

“The Lucie Blackman Trust can confirm a body has been found in the search,” the British victims’ aid group said in a statement.

 

“At this time we cannot confirm it is Nora. However it sadly seems likely. Investigations are underway to confirm identity and cause of death.”

 

Police confirmed the search had turned up a body, with images in a Reuters video showing a man leading police to the site, about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the resort.

 

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

 

The body, with “white skin”, was still intact and a police forensic and pathology team was working on identifying it, he added.

 

The incident drew worldwide attention and support for the family, from former world chess champion Garry Kasparov among others.

 

An anonymous Belfast-based business donated a reward of 50,000 ringgit ($11,953) for information leading to the girl’s rescue.

 

Malaysian sharmans and police from Britain, Irish and French were among those drafted in to assist.

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-08-13

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Malaysian police say certain that body found is that of missing Irish girl

 

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A body believed to be 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing is brought into a ambulance in Seremban, Malaysia, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

 

SEREMBAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Tuesday said they were certain a body they had found was that of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago.

 

“Very certain,” Mazlan Mansor, Malaysia’s deputy police chief, said in reply to a question if police were sure it was the missing girl.

 

Fifteen-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, who had suffered from learning difficulties, was reported missing on Aug. 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun resort in Seremban, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-08-13
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2 hours ago, oldrunner said:

Sympathy for death of young child. Why was she on her on with learning disabilities?

Learning disabilities is a catch-all phrase and can mean mild to severe in many aspects. Perhaps more will be revealed.  It is certainly sad that thìs teenager has died.

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2 hours ago, oldrunner said:

Sympathy for death of young child. Why was she on her on with learning disabilities?

She was sleeping in their hotel room with her two siblings before she went missing.

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3 hours ago, oldrunner said:

Sympathy for death of young child. Why was she on her on with learning disabilities?

She wasn't on her own.  She disappeared from her bedroom overnight.  Her absence was discovered at 8am when her parents went to wake her.

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