Nora Quoirin's Parents Are Allegedly Questioning If The Teenager's Body Was 'Dumped There'

Her body was reportedly found in an area that had previously been searched.

Cover image via Loka Local

Yesterday, 13 August, Sebastien and Meabh Quoirin positively identified the remains of their 15-year-old daughter after a 10 day-search in the jungles of Negeri Sembilan

According to Malay Mail, a group of volunteer hikers found Nora's body near the Lata Berembun waterfall, a mere 2km away from The Dusun Rainforest Resort, where she went missing from on 4 August.

Her remains had to be winched up by a helicopter.

Image via The Sun

Her parents identified Nora's body at the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital at around 7pm.

The Quoirin family has since released a statement saying that, "The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken."

"We will always love our Nora," the statement read.

The teenager's parents also thanked everyone who had helped search for their daughter, including "local people and those far and wide" who offered their prayers.

"Nora has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain, and Malaysia, united in their love and support for her and her family," they said.

In a separate statement, the Quoirin family's spokesman and CEO of the Lucie Blackman Trust charity Matthew Searle allegedly revealed that they still have "a large amount of questions" about Nora's disappearance and tragic death

While the circumstances of her death had not yet been revealed, Malaysia's Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Mazlan Mansor admitted that the 15-year-old's body was found in an area that had previously been searched, The Sun UK reported.

The waterfall near where Nora's body was found.

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Additionally, Nora had been wearing underwear when she went missing, but she was found "completely unclothed".

"One of those questions is, has the body been there all the time or is there a criminal involvement?" Searle allegedly said

"Was the body dumped there afterwards?" he added.

In yesterday's press conference, Datuk Mazlan confirmed a criminal investigation was still ongoing alongside a missing persons inquiry.

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A senior pathologist from Hospital Kuala Lumpur began a post-mortem on Nora today, 14 August, at 10am

The pathologist was assisted by other medical examiners from the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital.

Lawyer Sankara N. Nair, who is representing the Quoirin family, was seen arriving at the hospital before making his way to the forensics unit, Malay Mail reported.

When asked by reporters if there was a criminal element to her death, Nair responded that, "It's too early to tell."

"It is impossible even for the police to say anything. We can't make any assumptions," the lawyer added, according to The Star.

Nair explained that once the post-mortem is completed, a report would be forwarded to the Attorney General's (AG) Chambers, where the AG would decide if there is a need for an inquest.

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