France opens criminal probe into death of Nora Quoirin

France opens criminal probe into death of Nora Quoirin

Malaysian doctors conducted a lengthy autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death of a 15-year-old London teen whose naked body was found nine days after she mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort.

Her body was found following a 10-day search, beside a small stream roughly 1.6 miles from the resort.

She also had bruising on her legs but there was "no sign of violence, abduction or kidnapping" and "no evidence of foul play for the time being", though tests were still ongoing.

Malaysian police said on August 14, 2019, the family of the missing 15-year-old London girl positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state, Malaysia, where she disappeared over a week prior.

In a statement, the resort where they were staying said it would "extend support and assistance in whatever way possible to the Quoirins during these very hard times". "Our hearts are broken", it read.

The window was also open in the room that Nora had been sharing with her two siblings.

He added that Nora's family may now claim her body whenever they're ready. "She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely".

"We would like to thank all the people that have been searching for Nora and trying their best to find her", they added.

The area had already been scoured by searchers, leading ta source close to the investigation to ask if she'd been taken and "moved to the area" before she was found.

"She had been dead for the past two to three days".

There were "some scratches on her body" after days in the rainforest, but nothing suspicious, he said.

Following the confirmation that Nora's body had been found, Irish premier Leo Varadkar said the situation was "every family's worst nightmare".

Matthew Searle, of missing persons charity, the Lucie Blackman Trust, which has been helping the family, said Nora's parents "have a large amount of questions". After volunteer hikers found her body, she was taken to a hospital Seremban where pathologists carried out a post-mortem.

Her family had said it was extremely unlikely the reserved youngster would have wandered off on her own.

The teenager was born with holoprosencephaly, a rare disorder affecting the brain's development.

However, the post-mortem examination was not finished in time.

Sankara N Nair, lawyer for the family, said they "expect the police to do a thorough investigation into the incident, including criminal angles".

Her condition meant she had limited verbal communication and could only write a few words.

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