Malaysia Finds Body of Missing 15-Year-Old Nora Quoirin

People take part in the search and rescue operation for missing 15-year-old Franco Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin in the jungle near Seremban

People take part in the search and rescue operation for missing 15-year-old Franco Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin in the jungle near Seremban

The London teenager disappeared from the Malaysian jungle resort of Dusun on Sunday August 4.

District police chief Mohamad Nor Marzukee Besar said rescuers scoured areas surrounding the resort until 3 a.m. Tuesday but found no clues.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, which is handling media enquiries for the family, says that it can not confirm that it is Nóra but that it is likely.

The teenager had been vulnerable since birth, never went out alone and had limited verbal communication skills, her family said last week, adding that she had visited many countries in Asia and Europe but never before wandered off.

Matthew Searle, chief executive of the Lucie Blackman Trust, said the timeline of repatriating her body would depend on whether extensive forensics needed to be carried out. Investigations are under way to confirm identity and cause of death. The body has yet to be formally identified.

Nora was found missing from her bedroom which she shared with her siblings at 8am the following day.

He said she was found without any clothes on her.

They said she was unable to make or receive phone calls independently.

In this image from a video, rescuers conduct a search and rescue operation for a missing British girl at a forest in Seremban, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Family friend Catherine Cook told PA: "It's out of character for Nora to go wandering off".

"She looks younger, she is not capable of taking care of herself, and she won't understand what is going on".

Quoirin, whose mother is from Belfast and whose father is French, was traveling on an Irish passport during the trip.

While announcing the reward, they described the 15-year-old as being "so precious to us", adding their "hearts are breaking".

Ms Quoirin explained to the press on Monday, Nora was their first child.

Police have questioned a number of people, are examining fingerprints found on a window, and looking into reports that villagers heard a truck early on the morning that the girl disappeared.

During the search, recordings of Meabh's voice were played using megaphones and loudspeakers, in the hope Quoirin would recognise it.