The body found in Malaysia on Tuesday after a massive search is that of Franco-Irish teen Nora Quoirin, who disappeared 10 days ago from a rainforest resort, police said. The year-old went missing on August 4, a day after checking into the resort with her London-based family. They suspected she was abducted but Malaysian police classified it as a missing person case. The body was found in a small stream in a ravine about 2. It was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where her parents positively identified her.
'TRIP OF A LIFETIME'
Malaysian authorities on Wednesday conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family mourned the "unbearable" loss. The naked body of Nora Quoirin, 15, was discovered on Tuesday in a ravine in dense rainforest after a day hunt involving hundreds of people, helicopters and sniffer dogs. She went missing from the Dusun Resort, not far from Kuala Lumpur, on August 4, a day after checking in for a holiday with her London-based family. Her family believed the teen, who had learning difficulties, had been abducted but police classified her disappearance as a missing person case. Her body had to be airlifted by helicopter out of the ravine — about 2. On Wednesday morning a pathologist began conducting a post-mortem examination on the body, police said, as a media scrum gathered at the hospital in Seremban town, which was guarded by armed officers. Her family said the schoolgirl was "at the heart of our family", in a statement released by The Lucie Blackman Trust, a UK charity that supports relatives of British people missing overseas. The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.
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NORA Quoirin's devastated parents have identified a naked body found by a jungle waterfall as their missing daughter, police in Malaysia said today. The body of a white skinned female was found about a mile away from the resort in Malaysia from where the year-old disappeared nine days ago. Local police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop has now said her family have confirmed the body found is that of Nora. He said parents Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin identified Nora's body at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital at around 7pm local time after it was taken there by helicopter. Missing persons charity the Lucie Blackman Trust, which has been acting on behalf of the family, confirmed the body has been identified as Nora's. He said the area had already been searched but a group of volunteers helping with the hunt came across the body after being tipped off. Malaysian publication The Star reported the search and rescue team received a call from a member of the public at around 1pm, and a team was sent to the area near a waterfall. Nora's parents visited the site where the body was discovered, said the Lucie Blackman trust. The teenager was discovered missing from her bedroom at the Dusun eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state on the morning of Sunday August 4, with the window left open.