Home Minister saddened by death of Nora Anne Quoirin

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  • Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: The death of 15-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin is a very unfortunate incident, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

"I am saddened over the latest development in the search for Nora with the discovery of her body yesterday. I sympathise with the family and what they are going through, " said Muhyiddin in a statement on Wednesday (Aug 14).

"My deepest condolences to the family over this tragedy, " he added.

Muhyiddin also thanked the Search-and-Rescue (SAR) team and all parties involved in the effort.

A search-and-rescue team found her remains in a ravine at 1.57pm on Tuesday (Aug 13).

Her remains had to be winched up by helicopter and taken to the hospital for the post-mortem.

Nora Anne's naked body was found in a stream some 2.5km from the resort she was staying in.

The teenager disappeared from the resort she was living with her family on Aug 4. She had checked into the property with her parents Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure a day earlier.

However, she was not found in her room she shared with her siblings the following morning.

A window in the room that could only be opened from the inside was open.

The girl who is of French-Irish parentage had learning difficulties.

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