Family ‘heartbroken’ after body of British teen found in Malaysia
The family of British teenager Nora Quoirin, whose body has been found in Malaysia, have said their “hearts are broken”.
Nora, who had special needs, was found just over a mile away from the Dusun resort on Tuesday.
The 15-year-old Londoner had been on holiday with her family when she disappeared from her room on 4 August.
In a statement, her family thanked the 350 people who had been hunting for Nora in dense jungle near the resort.
They added: “Nora has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, united in their love and support for her and her family.
“She has truly touched the whole world.
“The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.”
Her cause of death has not yet been confirmed and Malaysian police said a post-mortem examination was under way.
They also added that will not demand a criminal investigation into the incident, leaving it up to the police to decide the next course of action.
Nora’s mother is from Belfast while her father is French.
France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday night that the country’s authorities were ready to investigate the circumstances of her death.
Malaysia’s deputy police chief, Mazlan Mansor, said on Tuesday an initial investigation revealed no evidence of criminal behaviour, but police would look at all possibilities.