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IrelandMystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer

06:45  15 august  2019
06:45  15 august  2019 Source:   independent.ie

'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

Police in Malaysia said Nora Quoirin ' s family would have to wait until at least tomorrow for the results of tests that may unravel the mystery of her death . Malaysian police slam claims a local tribe attacked her as family face agonising wait for answers after eight-hour post - mortem failed to

THE cause of Brit teenager Nora Quoirin ' s death is still a mystery after a postmortem The initial post - mortem results will give no comfort to Nora 's parents who are desperate for answers over August 6: Nora 's family say they believe her to have been abducted. "She never goes anywhere by

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © AFP or licensors Great loss: Nora vanished on a holiday in Malaysia. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

The family of Nóra Quoirin face a further agonising wait to find out what happened to the Irish teenager as a post-mortem examination is yet to determine how she died.

Malaysian officials had expected to establish an exact cause of death for the 15-year-old by yesterday afternoon.

However, despite four medical staff carrying out the post mortem, there have been no conclusive results yet and examinations will continue this morning.

Matthew Searle, CEO of the Lucie Blackman Trust which has been helping the Quoirin family, said: "The post mortem is ongoing, therefore no conclusion has been reached yet."

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The parents of Nora Quoirin are yet to find out what killed their 15-year-old daughter who went missing in Information on Nora Quoirin ' s post mortem has been delayed (Image: PA). The London teenager - who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and was described by her family as

THE cause of Brit teenager Nora Quoirin ' s death is still a mystery after a postmortem examination proved inconclusive today They now face an agonising wait to to find out if her death was the result accident or a crime. Nora post - mortem 'inconclusive' as heartbroken parents demand answers .

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Family lawyer Sankara N Nair speaks to the media. Picture: AP

He also appealed to people not to speculate on what happened to the teenager who went missing on August 4 from the Dusun jungle resort in Malaysia.

"There will be a time for comment but that time is not now. Let the family grieve in peace," he added.

A police press conference, which had been due to take place yesterday, is now expected to take place at an as-yet unspecified time today.

A pathologist from Kuala Lumpur general hospital, a local hospital doctor and two experts from the department of chemistry have been carrying out the post-mortem examination.

It comes as a volunteer who helped the search said that Nóra's remains were found in an area that was previously searched by rescue teams, adding further mystery to the case.

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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.

A post mortem to establish the cause of death for Nora Quoirin has been delayed by at least a day “The post mortem is not over yet and is still ongoing. “We will get back to the press at 8pm They said: " Nora is at the heart of our family . She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely.

Parents' anguish as Nora Quoirin ' s cause of death is still unknown: Post - mortem results are delayed by at least a day amid fears British schoolgirl's naked body may have been moved to spot near waterfall where she was found. Nora Quoirin , 15, went missing from family holiday villa in Malaysia on August

Sean Yeap, a hiker, told a reporter: "I think maybe she was elsewhere and walked to the stream perhaps to drink some water.

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © Thomson Reuters Family members arrive to see the body of 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin at Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban, Malaysia, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

"The place where she was found is not easy to find. I wonder if she had been following the stream as there were no footprints which means she could have been walking in the water as it was not very deep."

A lawyer for the family has said that Malaysian police should accept an offer by French authorities to help investigate the death.

"The family expects the police to do a thorough investigation into the incident, including criminal angles," their lawyer, Sankara N Nair, told Reuters, clarifying an earlier comment that the family "won't press for anything" did not mean they opposed a full inquiry.

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The mystery of Nora Quoirin's last hours: Family are 'broken' after teenager's body found Mystery surrounds the death of Irish teenager Nora Quoirin after her naked body was discovered less than 2km from a resort in the Malaysian rainforest where she vanished 10 days ago. 

The missing 15-year-old was discovered by a stream after a major police operation to find her in Malaysia.

A post - mortem is due to take place on Wednesday to determine how teenager Nora Quoirin died after her body He tweeted: "Our thoughts & sincere condolences are with Nora Quoirin ' s parents, siblings & wider family at After Nora went missing, her family described how she was particularly vulnerable.

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He urged Malaysian police to accept an offer by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to help investigate the circumstances of the death.

"It's a very good proposal," he said. "I hope police will accept the assistance."

Mr Nair did not elaborate.

The family initially feared a criminal angle in the disappearance, saying she had special needs and had never before left her family voluntarily.

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © Thomson Reuters A police officer shows a rescue operation map for 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort, during a news conference in Seremban, Malaysia, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng An initial investigation yielded no evidence of criminal behaviour but police would look at all possibilities, Malaysia's deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor said on Tuesday.

Following the discovery of Nóra's body, her family said their "hearts are broken".

In an emotional statement, they also offered their thanks to those involved in the search for the 15-year-old.

"Nóra is at the heart of our family. She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely.

Nora's family hoping for 'more answers to our many questions'

Nora's family hoping for 'more answers to our many questions' Nora's family hoping for 'more answers to our many questions'

Nora ' s devastated family have said their "hearts are broken" and paid tribute to her as "the truest, most precious During the 10-day search the teenager' s parents, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin , thanked those The Quoirins said Nora ' s condition meant she was not independent and had difficulty walking.

THE cause of Brit teenager Nora Quoirin ' s death is currently inconclusive and will continue A post - mortem examination has been taking place at a hospital but police said after eight hours, they August 6: Nora 's family say they believe her to have been abducted. "She never goes anywhere by

"The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.

"We will always love our Nóra."

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © Thomson Reuters A police forensic vehicle enters the Dusun Resort, where 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin went missing in Seremban, Malaysia, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

The statement added: "We would like to thank all the people that have been searching for Nóra and trying their best to find her.

"We thank the local people here and those far and wide for their prayers and support at this time.

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

"To all our friends and family at home, we can't thank you enough for all your love."

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © Thomson Reuters Members of Malaysian rescue team catch a snake during a search and rescue operation for 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing from a resort in Seremban, Malaysia, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Her body was found on Tuesday beside a small stream, about 2.5km from the jungle resort of Dusun, where the family were staying.

Nóra, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly, disappeared on Sunday, August 4, while on holiday with her family.

Hundreds of people were involved in the search and rescue operation and it was volunteer helpers who found her body.

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Nora Quoirin’s family call for an end to ‘unhelpful’ comments about her death The 15-year-old’s loved ones made the statement following speculation about the investigation.

Nora Quoirin , 15, from London, was discovered near the jungle resort of Dusun in Malaysia nine days after disappearing from her bedroom on August 4. Her family , who said their “hearts have been broken” are waiting for answers after eight hours of tests. Nora had the brain defect holoprosencephaly and

The post - mortem examination on Nora Quoirin ’ s body is continuing and a cause of death has not yet been established, Matthew Searle of the Lucie Nóra ’s mother is from Belfast while her father is French. The family is still at the resort, Mr Nair said. Police said they would answer questions on the

Mystery over Nora Quoirin's death goes on as family wait for post-mortem answer © PA Wire/PA Images Human rights lawyer Padraigin Drinan writes a message in the book of condolence at Belfast City Hall to the family of Nora Quoirin, whose body was discovered more than a week after she went missing in Malaysia. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)

Deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor told reporters at a press conference that the remains were winched by helicopter to a hospital mortuary.

He added that the body "was not in any clothing" and that, while it remained a missing persons case, police were looking into all possibilities including the "angle of criminal investigation".

The teenager's parents, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, a French-Irish couple who have lived in London for 20 years, had thanked those looking for her as fundraising pages set up by Nóra's aunt and uncle collected more than £100,000 (€108,000) from well-wishers.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins were among those to pay their respects to Nóra after her remains were found.

Malaysian police end search for forensic clues into Nóra's death.
The search for forensic clues in the disappearance and death of Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin in the Malaysian rainforest has been stood down. 

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