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Police find 'a body' in hunt for missing Irish teen Nora Quorin

Police find 'a body' in hunt for missing Irish teen Nora Quorin

A team of pathologists from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital arrived at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital here this morning to conduct an autopsy on the body of Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin who was found dead near here after having gone missing for 10 days.

"The family has been brought in to identify the body found today and they have confirmed that the body is indeed Nora Anne", Mohamad Mat Yusof, the state police chief, said according to Reuters.

Quoirin's family arrived August 3 for a two-week stay at the Dusun, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 63 kilometers (39 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur.

A postmortem examination was expected to be carried out on Wednesday to determine the cause of death and whether police will carry out any further investigations.

Malaysia's deputy police chief Mazalan Mansour confirmed that a criminal investigation was still on-going, alongside a missing person's inquiry.

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

Speaking on behalf of the Quoirin family, the Lucie Blackman Trust confirmed the body found was Nora.

Yesterday saw a devastating conclusion to the family's horrific ordeal as their hopes of finding Nora alive ended at a waterfall the young girl was said to have been excited about seeing when she arrived in the resort.

The London teenager, who has special needs, disappeared from the jungle resort of Dusun on Sunday August 4.

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The Lucie Blackman Trust, formed after a brutal killing in Japan in 2000, which exists to support British nationals in crisis overseas, is handling the media for the Quoirin family.

Nora, who holds an Irish passport, has learning difficulties. "We believe she may have been abducted and we need your support to help us find Nora".

Police believe the teenager climbed out of the hotel room window.

The body was flown by helicopter to a hospital where it was identified by Nora's parents, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, who were told about the discovery.

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, and his wife Sabina were among those to offer their "deepest condolences" to Nora's parents and her family.

"She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking".

"Nora is our first child".

Nora was born with brain defect holoprosencephaly, and her mother says she has been "vulnerable since the day she was born".

Her body was found in the Betembum mountains by members of the Seremban hikers club, who had joined police, residents and members of the indigenous Orang Asli people in the search and rescue operation.