Postmortem on Nora Anne still ongoing, findings to be announced Thursday (Aug 15)

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  • Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019

SEREMBAN: The findings of a postmortem on Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, whose remains were found in a ravine in Pantai Hills near here, will be announced on Thursday (Aug 15), say police.

The police had initially scheduled a press conference at 5pm Wednesday (Aug 14) but this was then deferred to 8pm.

Negri Sembilan police deputy chief SAC Che Zakaria Othman said the medical team was still in the midst of carrying out their work.

"Since the four-member team are still carrying out their work, there is nothing we can say for the moment.

"So we will only make an official announcement tomorrow, " he told reporters waiting outside the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital (TJH) mortuary.

Led by Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng, the four-member also include TJH forensic pathologist Dr Hanif Mohammad, dental forensic Dr Aidora Saedon and Sufian Arshad Ahmad from the Forensic Department.

Che Zakaria said the postmortem started at 11.45am.

Earlier Wednesday, Nora Anne's family said they would only decide their next course of action after the postmortem results.

Lawyer Sankara N. Nair, who has been engaged to represent them, said it was too early to make a decision now.

Asked if police were still gathering evidence at the crime scene, SAC Che Zakaria answered in the affirmative.

A search-and-rescue team found Nora Anne's 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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