No new leads in Nora Anne’s case, say police

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  • Sunday, 18 Aug 2019

SEREMBAN: The police probe into the mysterious death of 15-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin (pic), whose naked body was found next to a stream on Tuesday, has not yielded any new leads.

Deputy state police chief Che Zakaria Othman said police would still continue to investigate the matter, but did not specify when it would halt the investigations.

“We are still probing. But there are no new leads so far, ” he said yesterday.

As of Friday, police officers from France and Ireland were still present in Pantai Hills to assist Malaysian police scour the area where Nora Anne’s remains were found.

Nora Anne’s parents had said although the initial post-mortem results gave some information that helped them understand Nora Anne’s cause of death, they struggled to understand what truly happened to her.

On Thursday, Malaysian authorities ruled out foul play in Nora Anne’s death after conducting a nine-hour autopsy on her remains.

They believed Nora Anne had been dead for between two to three days.

The autopsy suggest that her death was most likely due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by prolonged starvation and stress.

State police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said the victim was not raped and there was no evidence to show that she was abducted or subjected to any form of violence.

A search-and-rescue team found Nora Anne’s remains some 2.5km away from the The Dusun resort she was staying in with her family.

She had checked into the resort with her parents Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure on Aug 3.

Earlier yesterday, Nora Anne’s family said only Matthew Searle from the Lucie Blackman Trust was to speak on their behalf.

In a statement, the family expressed their concern that continued reporting of comments from other sources might hinder investigations as well as cause confusion and distress to them.

The charity was also making arrangements to repatriate Nora Anne’s remains, but did not provide information when this would be done.

The family claimed the Irish teenager’s body from the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital here early yesterday.

However, her parents were not seen at the compound of the hospital.

Separately, DCP Mohamad said a 29-year-old man detained on Thursday over a tweet alleging that an Orang Asli raped and murdered Nora Anne, had been remanded for four days.

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