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Nora Quoirin: Family "broken" found after dead body in Malaysia

  Nora Quoirin

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Nora Quoirin disappeared from her room on 4 August

The family of British teenager Nora Quoirin, whose body was found in Malaysia, said her "hearts are broken".

The corpse of Nora, which had special needs, was found just over a mile from the resort of Dusun on Tuesday.

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5-year-old woman from London spent a holiday there with her family when she left her room on 4 August.

In a statement, her family thanked the 350 hunters for Nora in the dense jungle near the resort.

They added, "Nora has united people, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, in her love and support for her and her family.

" She has really touched the whole world.

"The cruelty that she was taken away is unbearable, our hearts are broken."

Her cause of death has not yet been confirmed, and the Malaysian police announced that on Wednesday an autopsy began tomorrow.


Caption [19659005] The rescuers found Nora's body near the Dusun resort

The police said the teenager's parents confirmed that the body discovered by a search team was their daughter.

Malaysian Deputy Chief of Police Mazlan Mansor said that Nora, of Irish-French ancestry, was found next to a stream in a "fairly hilly" plantation area and wore "no clothes".

Authorities have treated Nora's disappearance as enforced disappearance, but her family has alleged that she may have been abducted.

Nora was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder that affects brain development, and her family said she was "not independent and nowhere to go alone."

On Monday, her parents Meabh and Sebastien, a French-Irish couple, were born

Nora, her parents and her younger brother and sister arrived at the resort in a nature reserve near Seremban. About 63 km south of Kuala Lumpur, on the 3rd of August, for a two week stay.

Her father struck the alarm at 8:00 am local time the next day after she was found missing in her bedroom.

Search teams were assisted by the indigenous Orang Asli, who know the jungle area, and two shamans, who also joined the operation.

The National Crime Agency (NCA), the Met Police, the Irish and French police have also assisted the Malaysian authorities.

Nora Quoirin's disappearance: Ti meline

3. August: The Quoirins reach the eco-resort in the Dusun Forest.

. 4 August: Nora disappears from her room.

. 5 August: The Lucie Blackman Trust says the Malaysian police consider Nora's disappearance a possible kidnapping. However, officials deny that it is a foul

6. August: Nora's family believes she was kidnapped

11. August: The Malaysian police set up a hotline to receive information about young people.

12th August: £ 10,000 reward – donated by an anonymous Belfast company – is provided for information leading to Nora's safe return.

. 13 August: A body is found while searching for Nora.

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