PETALING JAYA: The family of Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, who was found dead yesterday, today thanked all parties that helped search for the 15-year-old during the 10 days that she was reported missing.
“Nora has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, united in their love and support for her and her family,” they said in a statement.
“She has truly touched the whole world. To all our friends and family at home, we can’t thank you enough for all your love.”
They also thanked locals and those around the world for their prayers and support.
“Nora is at the heart of our family. She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely. The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.
“We will always love our Nora.”
The statement was issued by The Lucie Blackman Trust, a UK-based missing persons charity. Nora’s family is based in South London.
Nora’s nude body was found at 1.57pm yesterday near a stream about 2.5km from the Dusun Resort in Nilai, where the family checked in on Aug 3.
She had checked into the resort with her parents, Sebastian and Meabh, and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure as part of a two-week holiday. She was found missing from her room the next day.
Nora’s parents identified her body at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban last night.
A post-mortem is being carried out at the hospital by a senior pathologist from Kuala Lumpur.
Several hundred personnel, including members of the elite police VAT 69 commandos, seasoned hikers and Orang Asli were involved in the search and rescue efforts.