Special needs child Nora Quoirin went missing from her Dusun resort in Seremban on 4th August. Since then, multiple efforts have been carried out to search for her.
Sadly, we were just informed that a body, believed to be her, has been found. Malaysian police have yet to confirm if it’s really her but it seems likely.
Missing persons charity the Lucie Blackman Trust stated that investigations are underway to confirm identity and cause of death. This comes after her parents Meabh and Sebastien offered RM50,000 as reward for those willing to help recover their daughter.
According the reports, approximately 350 people (including local Orang Asli people and 2 shamans) took part in the search for the 15-year-old teen from London. This is the 10th day since the search for Nora started. Authorities has classified her disappearance as a missing persons case, but it may also be abduction.
Below is the timeline for Nora Quoirin disappearance as provided by BBC:
- 3rd August: The Quoirins arrive at the Dusun forest eco-resort
- 4th August: Nora Quoirin disappears from her room at the resort
- 5th August: The Lucie Blackman Trust says Malaysian police are treating Nora’s disappearance as a potential abduction, but officers deny any foul play is involved
- 6th August: Nora’s family say they believe she has been abducted
- 11th August: Malaysian police set up a hotline dedicated to receiving information about teenager
- 12th August: A reward of £10,000 – donated by an anonymous Belfast business – is made available for information leading to Nora’s safe return
- 13th August: On the tenth day of the SAR operation, a volunteer hikers team who are part of the operation find the body of a Caucasian woman at 1:57pm, about 2.5 km from The Dusun Pantai Hill resort.
- 13th August 13 (8:55pm): Police confirm the body found is of Nora Anne after positive identification by her family members. The body was unclothed but Malaysia’s deputy national police chief Mazlan Mansor declined to share if there were any injuries.
Our deepest condolences to the family.