Female Caucasian body found near resort forest (updated)

NILAI, 13 Aug 2019: 

The search-and-rescue team looking for a missing foreign teenager has found a body believed to be of a female, according to the police.

The body of a fair-skinned woman found near The Dusun resort in Pantai today has been confirmed to be that of Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, who was reported missing on Aug 4.

The body was identified by the family of the Franco-Irish teenager at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar (HTJ) here, said Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop

He said the post-mortem would be done at the hospital at 10 am tomorrow.

He had earlier said the body was found at 1.57pm about 2km away from the resort where a missing teenager had been staying.

The unclothed body, found near a stream about 2.5km from the resort, was winched up and then flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital, he added.

Authorities had begun a criminal investigation into the disappearance, he said, although an initial investigation revealed no evidence of criminal behaviour.

A massive search-and-rescue was conducted for Nora Anne, a 15-year-old Franco-Irish girl, who went missing from The Dusun resort here.

Nora Anne’s family found her missing from her room at 8am on Aug 4. The family had checked in a day earlier for a two-week holiday in the country.

The eldest of three siblings had been vulnerable since birth, never went out alone and had limited verbal communication skills, her family said last week. She had visited many countries in Asia and Europe but never before wandered off, they added.

Following a report on her disappearance, which received wide international media coverage as well, the authorities launched a massive SAR involving over 300 people from the police, Fire & Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), Negeri Sembilan Forestry Department and Sapura as well as the local people.

Yesterday, the family offered a reward of RM50,000 to anyone who could provide information that can help find Nora Anne.

Several policemen from England, France and Ireland are reported to be in Malaysia to help in the investigation into the disappearance of the teenager.

– Bernama