SEREMBAN, Malaysia (The Star/Malaysia) — The family of Nora Anne Quoirin has confirmed that the body found is that of the missing Irish teenager, according to the Negri Sembilan police chief.
Mohamad Mat Yusop, who was at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, said the family was brought in to identify the body and had confirmed that it was Nora Anne, who went missing from a resort on Aug 4.
A post-mortem will be done on Wednesday morning (Aug 14). A senior pathologist from Kuala Lumpur will be performing the post-mortem.
Earlier, a group of trekkers found Nora Anne’s naked body in a stream some 2.5km from the resort she was staying with her family at 1.57pm Tuesday (Aug 13).
The remains were found near Gunung Berembun in Pantai Hills.
Nora Anne, 15, had checked into the property with her parents, Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin, and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure on Aug 3.
However, she was not found in the room she shared with her siblings the following morning.
A window in the room, which could only be opened from the inside, was open.
The girl, who is of French-Irish parentage, had learning difficulties.
It is learnt that the family had planned a two-week stay at the resort.
Apart from the police, others involved in the operation were personnel from the Fire and Rescue Services department, Civil Defence, Rela, as well as Orang Asli from the Senoi Praaq unit, local Orang Asli community and villagers.