Search area for missing teen Nora scaled down

Negeri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusuf. (Bernama pic)

NILAI: Police have scaled down the search area for the missing Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin to a radius of 4km from where she was believed to have gone missing.

Negeri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop said police believed that the 15-year-old would not go far from the Dusun Resort in Pantai, where her family was staying. Nora was reported missing last Sunday morning.

The search entered its seventh day today.

Mohamad reiterated that the police would do their best in tracing her. “The SAR team will conduct a more detailed search and focus on steep areas, bushes and rock outcrops,” he said at a news conference.

The investigation covered a variety of angles, which included evidence from the taxi driver who had taken Nora Anne’s family to the resort. Residents in the area with previous criminal records have also been questioned.

So far, police have not had any evidence to link the incident to an abduction, he said.

Asked about the duration of the operation, Mohamed said so far, he had not set any time frame and stressed that it would depend on the circumstances and clues obtained.

Meanwhile, Mohamad said those involved in the operation would be given time off to perform Aidiladha prayers tomorrow.

The SAR operation involved 317 personnel today as compared to 261 yesterday.

Nora Anne who suffers from learning disabilities, arrived with her family from London last Saturday for a two-week holiday. The family found her missing from her room at the resort the following morning.