PETALING JAYA: The parents of Nora Anne Quoirin – whose body was found in a jungle in Negri Sembilan – are calling for an inquest into her death, says their lawyer.
Counsel Sankara Nair said Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin had kept in contact with him and have expressed compelling reasons for seeking an inquest into the death of the Irish teenager.
“It is highly essential that an inquest is ordered by the attorney general based on the questionable circumstances that led to Nora Anne’s death.
“Reliance on an initial post-mortem report alone was enough to order an inquest, as there are a myriad of unanswered questions given the circumstances. While the police said there was no element of abduction, the family feels a more thorough probe must be conducted to ascertain the facts that led to the death of their precious child, ” he said in a message to The Star.
In an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE, Nora Anne’s parents said they believe there was a “criminal element” to her disappearance.
They added that it was hard to believe that Nora Anne, who had learning difficulties, would have been able to wander so far from Dusun Resort where she, her parents and two siblings had been vacationing.
On Aug 13, the body of the 15-year-old was found naked in a ravine about 2.5km from the resort, after she was reported missing on Aug 4.
An autopsy attributed Nora Anne’s death to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, possibly due to starvation and prolonged stress.
The autopsy also found no signs to indicate foul play.