[BREAKING] Police Says They Are "Very Certain" The Body Found Belongs To Nora Quoirin

A body was discovered earlier today at the Berembun mountains, about 2km away from the resort where the 15-year-old went missing from on 4 August.

Cover image via AFP / NST Online

UPDATE: Nora Quoirin's parents have confirmed that the body found is their daughter

Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop told reporters that the 15-year-old's parents - Sebastien and Meabh Quoirin - have positively identified her remains at the mortuary of Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital today, 13 August. 

The Irish teen had been missing for 10 days after her family discovered that she had disappeared on 4 August, a day after they checked into a resort in Negeri Sembilan for a two-week holiday. 

In a press conference following the discovery of a body earlier today, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Mazlan Mansor confirmed that the body found resembled the missing Irish teen

"We have reasonable information to say that must be her. We are very certain it is Nora," Datuk Mazlan told reporters today, 13 August, adding that the body - which was discovered earlier today - was "winched" by helicopter to the hospital.

The deputy IGP also revealed a disturbing detail about the discovered remains - the body, which was found a mere 2km away from the resort Nora went missing from, was found "unclothed"

However, Datuk Mazlan said it was still too early to tell if criminal elements were involved until after the post-mortem examination is completed

Earlier today, Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said the body had "white skin" and was found intact about half an hour after receiving a public report at 1.57pm

Malay Mail reported that police received a report about a body in the jungle around the resort from which the teen went missing.

"We arrived at 2.30pm and I can confirm we found a body... white skin colour; my forensics and pathology (teams) are now checking at the scene," the state police chief said.

A police source also revealed that the location in which the body was found is "surrounded by swamps" and "cannot be reached using trucks or any other vehicle".

Meanwhile, the Lucie Blackman Trust - which is handling media enquiries on behalf of the family - has confirmed the discovery of the body and urged the public to refrain from approaching the family "at this difficult time"

The body was discovered earlier today in the Berembun mountains, about 2KM away from the resort Nora Quoirin went missing from:

15-year-old Nora Quoirin went missing from the resort she and her family were staying in on 4 August. Read the initial report of the case here: