Missing Irish teen’s body recovered in Malaysia

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The body of a missing teenager,  Nora Quoirin (15), has been recovered from a Malaysian vacation center who was lost ten days ago. Malaysian police on Tuesday found her unclad body two and a half kilometers away from the vacation center. However, the cause of her death is not yet known. Provincial police chief  Mohamad Mat Yusof said her autopsy would be completed on Wednesday morning.

Nora is missing from 4th August. She came with her parents. She was lost from Dusan Rainforest Vacation Center which is situated in a jungle 70 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Nora was an unusual child at birth. She had trouble hearing. Last week, her family reported that she had never been alone, despite having experience traveling to different countries in Asia and Europe.

After Nora’s disappearance, the incident was gaining worldwide attention. Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, along with many others, stood with Nora’s family. A Belfast-based company announced 50,000 ringgit award for giving information about Nora.

Malaysian police said on Tuesday that Nora’s body was found near a river stream and taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter. Later, doctors declared she was dead. Provincial police chief Mohamad Mat Yusof said the family members identified the body as Norah when they were called.

Malaysian Deputy Police Chief Mazlan Mansor has said a criminal investigation has begun on Nora’s death. However, the country’s police said a preliminary investigation revealed that there was no evidence of criminal behavior.

Nora’s father, Sebastian, is a French citizen. He works at an American automation software firm in London. Her mother is a resident of Belfast. She is the co-founder of a Consumer Data Intelligence organization in London.

Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said the embassies in Ireland and France were cooperating with the Malaysian authorities to assist the family.

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