Malaysian rescuers found the body of a Caucasian woman in a forest Tuesday, when a 15-year-old London girl was reported missing more than a week ago.
Negeri Sembilan, state police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop said officials are investigating whether the body is Nora Anne Quoirin, who was found missing from her Dusun eco-resort on August 4 in the southern state ,
The Lucie Blackman Foundation, a charity that helps British families facing an overseas crisis, said in a statement: "At this point we can not confirm that it is Nora this is likely. "
Quoirin's family met on August 3 for a two-week stay at Dusun, a small resort in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve, 63 km south of Kuala Lumpur.
The police believe that the learning and physically disabled teenager has dropped out of the living room through an open window in the lodge. It was classified as missing, but a possible criminal element was not ruled out. The girl's family says she is not independent and would not move alone and would probably have been abducted.
Nearly 350 people are involved in a massive search operation that includes detection dogs, elite commandos, and heat detectors. However, no evidence had emerged until the body was discovered on Tuesday. Police from Ireland, France and the United Kingdom are also on hand to help with the investigation. The girl's mother is from Ireland and her father is French, but the family has lived in London for 20 years.
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