Update: A body found in Malaysia has been confirmed to be that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin.
The 15-year-old’s body was identified on Tuesday, hours after it was discovered following a large-scale search operation.
The Irish teenager, who has special needs, disappeared from the jungle resort of Dusun on Sunday August 4, where she had been on holiday with her family.
The Lucie Blackman Trust, which is handling media for the Quoirin family, confirmed “with great sadness that the body found today is that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin. Local police have confirmed identification.”
Earlier national deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor told reporters at a press conference the body had been found beside a small stream about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) from the resort, by volunteers who were helping the search team.
A body has been found in the search for missing Irish teenager Nora Quoirin, according to reports.
The reported discovery comes on the tenth day of the search after European and Malaysian police joined forces to find the 15-year-old who went missing from a Malaysian resort last Sunday morning.
Nora Anne Quoirin, who has learning disabilities, was reported missing on August 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun resort in Seremban, about 70 km (44 miles) south of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur.
Via Independent / Sky