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IrelandPresident Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia

18:16  13 august  2019
18:16  13 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

'Very vulnerable' London girl, 15, feared abducted in Malaysia

'Very vulnerable' London girl, 15, feared abducted in Malaysia Police in Malaysia are treating the disappearance of a "very vulnerable" 15-year-old London girl as an abduction and a missing person case, a charity has said. Nora Quoirin, who has learning difficulties, went missing while on a family holiday in the southeast Asian country. She vanished at the weekend in a resort near Seremban, around 40 miles south of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The Lucie Blackman Trust (LBT) said Nora's father raised the alarm when he discovered she was missing from her bedroom at 8am on Sunday and her window was open.

Image caption Nora Quoirin , 15, went missing from her room on 4 August. The parents of Nora Quoirin have identified a body found in Malaysia Irish President Michael D Higgins has offered his "deepest condolences " to Nora ' s family and thanked Malaysian authorities for their search efforts.

The family of British teenager Nora Quoirin , whose body has been found in Malaysia , have said their "hearts are broken". Nora , who had special needs, was found just over a mile away from the Dusun resort on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Londoner had been on holiday with her family when she

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, has expressed his sympathy to the family of Nóra Quoirin and thanked the Malaysian authorities and volunteers for their assistance in the search for Nóra. President Michael D Higgins has offered his condolences to the family of Nora Quoirin after her body was found in Malaysia.

The schoolgirl, who had special needs, disappeared on August 4 from an eco-resort in Dusun where she was staying with her parents and two siblings.

Earlier today a body was found by a member of the search and rescue team as the hunt entered its tenth day in the jungle.

Malaysian cops say missing Irish girl Nora Quoirin freely left bedroom

Malaysian cops say missing Irish girl Nora Quoirin freely left bedroom Malaysian cops say missing Irish girl Nora Quoirin freely left bedroom

" Family confirm body to be missing teenager Nora Quoirin ". The family of teenager Nora Quoirin have described their “unbearable” heartbreak after she was found dead in a Malaysian jungle. President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins , and his wife Sabina offered their "deepest condolences "

A body found in the search for Nora Quoirin in Malaysia is that of the missing London teenager , her family has confirmed. Search for missing Nora Quoirin in Malaysia . President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins , and his wife Sabina offered their “deepest condolences ” to Nora ’ s family .

Negri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop has confirmed the body found is that of the missing Irish teenager.

Speaking after the heartbreaking discovery, President Higgins said: "Sabina and I offer our deepest condolences to Nóra’s parents, Meabh and Sebastien, to Nóra’s siblings and to her extended family.

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited

"On behalf of the people of Ireland, I would also like to express my gratitude for the assistance given by the Malaysian authorities in the search for Nóra, for the volunteers who answered the call to join the search and for all those throughout Malaysia, Ireland, Britain and France who offered what support they could.

"Our thoughts and prayers are now with Nóra’s family, at this most difficult time.

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen

Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen Malaysian police question 20 in search for Irish teen

A body discovered in a Malaysian jungle has been confirmed to be that of missing Nora Quoirin , who was last Malaysian Police confirmed on Tuesday that rescuers had found a body in their search for 15-year-old The French Foreign Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences to Nora ' s family .

A post-mortem is due to take place on Wednesday to determine how teenager Nora Quoirin died after her body was found in Malaysia . Police in Malaysia said the body - later confirmed to be Nora ' s by her family - was found by volunteers who were President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins , and his

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.”

A post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow morning by a senior pathologist from Kuala Lumpur.

The body was earlier transported to hospital by helicopter, where Nora's parents Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin headed to identify it, a press conference heard.

Malaysia’s deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor earlier told a press conference: "The body resembles Nora but it is yet to be confirmed by the family.

"The body was moved by helicopter to hospital.

"We have informed the family of the news. They are now going to the mortuary to identify the body."

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia © AFP/Getty Images The police chief later added: "We are quite, very, certain but are waiting for the family to visit the hospital."

Mr Mansor told reporters the body had been found beside a small stream about 2.5 kilometres from the resort.

He said the body "was not in any clothings".

Police have refused to rule out 'foul play'.

'She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone' - Family of missing Nora Quoirin (15) release fresh statement

'She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone' - Family of missing Nora Quoirin (15) release fresh statement 'She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone' - Family of missing Nora Quoirin (15) release fresh statement

Malaysian police are 'very certain' that naked body found in jungle is Nora Quoirin : Searchers make grim discovery near waterfall that missing British teenager was 'excited to visit' a mile from eco-resort where she was staying. Nora Quoirin , who has learning difficulties

President Michael D Higgins has expressed his sympathy to the Quoirin family . In a statement, he also thanked the Malaysian authorities and volunteers Irish + French embassies in Malaysia working together to provide every assistance to the Quoirin family . Irish embassy is in touch with Malaysian

Malaysian police confirmed on Tuesday that rescuers had found the body of a Caucasian female in the forest surrounding the nature resort where Nora was reported missing.

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia © Chris Jung/ZUMA Wire/REX The Lucie Blackman Trust, which is handling media for the Quoirin family, confirmed that a body had been found in the search for the teenager.

"At this time we cannot confirm it is Nora," the charity said in a statement earlier.

"However, it sadly seems likely.

"Investigations are underway to confirm identity and cause of death."

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia © REUTERS

Tanaiste Simon Coveney: "Irish + French embassies in Malaysia working together to provide every assistance to the Quoirin family.

"Irish embassy is in touch with Malaysian authorities on today's discovery of a body.

"At this harrowing time all of our thoughts + prayers are with the family."

The teenager's parents, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, a French-Irish couple who have lived in London for 20 years, thanked those looking for her as fundraising pages set up by Nora's aunt and uncle collected more than £100,000 from well-wishers.

More than £100k raised for family of teen missing in Malaysia

More than £100k raised for family of teen missing in Malaysia More than £100,000 has been raised for the family of 15-year-old Nora Quoirin, who went missing in a Malaysian jungle resort more than a week ago. A dedicated hotline has since been set up to receive information about her whereabouts. Officers leading the investigation into her disappearance have not ruled out the involvement of a "criminal element". Related: Scotland Yard join hunt for British teenager Police deployed 348 personnel to search for Nora, who has special needs, on Monday morning - the largest team so far, the Malay Mail reported, while hikers are also taking part.

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to family of Nora Quoirin after tragic teen's body is found in Malaysia © Family Handout/PA Meabh Quoirin and Nora Quoirin

Nora's family had said they believe the teen, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly, was abducted from their cottage at the resort they were staying at, about an hour south of Kuala Lumpur.

But Malaysian officials have said there was "no proof" she was kidnapped, though they were not ruling out any possibilities.

Police believe she wandered off and got lost in the jungle.

Appearing before cameras on Monday, a visibly emotional Ms Quoirin said: "Nora is our first child.

"She has been vulnerable since the day she was born.

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

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