Motherly voice echoes through thick forest for missing Irish teen


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Aug 2019

NILAI (Bernama): "Nora darling, Nora I love you... mum is here."

That was the comforting, motherly call of Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin, captured in a voice recording that echoed through the thick forested area surrounding a resort here.

A large-scale search and rescue operation was in its fifth day to locate her daughter Nora Anne, who went missing on Aug 4.

Nora Anne arrived at the resort with her parents from London on Saturday (Aug 3) for a two-week vacation, before she was reported missing the next day at 8am.

The search operation involving 200 members led by the Senoi Praaq opted to use megaphone-amplified voice recordings of close family members from Thursday (Aug 8).

Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said Meabh's voice was used first as she was closest to Nora Anne.

DCP Mohamad, when asked, said the missing 15-year-old Irish girl's family members were not part of the operations for security reasons.

DCP Mohamad said the special needs teenager was believed to have climbed out of her resort room window.

"An able bodied or normal person would be weak by the fifth day, and that is why we need to find the victim as soon as possible, " he said, adding that fingerprints found on the room window were still being processed and investigated.

Part of the operations also included having the victim's photograph distributed at roadblocks.

He said her details were also listed in the National Urgent Response Alert (Nur Alert) system, adding that police were also cooperating with Interpol on the case. - Bernama

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