Police sure they've found body of missing teen

World | REUTERS 14 Aug 2019

Malaysian police yesterday said they were certain they had found the body of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort 10 days ago, but were waiting for her family to make the final identification.

Nora Quoirin, 15, who suffered learning difficulties was reported missing on August 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun rainforest resort in Seremban, about 70 kilometers of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

"We are very certain," said Mazlan Mansor, Malaysia's deputy police chief, when asked if police were sure the body was that of the missing girl. "But we wait until tonight when the family visits the hospital."

The unclothed body, found near a stream about 2.5km from the resort, was winched up and then flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital, he added.

Authorities had begun a criminal investigation into the disappearance, he said, although an initial investigation revealed no evidence of criminal behavior.

Nora, the eldest of three siblings, had been vulnerable since birth, never went out alone and had limited verbal communication skills, her family said last week.

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