PETALING JAYA: The family of Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin today said they will be bringing her body home, where she will be laid to rest, “close to her loving families in France and Ireland”.
They also thanked the Malaysian authorities and all those who were involved in the search for the 15-year-old, whose body was found on Tuesday, 10 days after she disappeared from the resort in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, where she was staying with her family.
Meanwhile, Bernama said police have denied a report that Nora Anne’s body has been claimed by her family at Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban.
AFP reported earlier that her parents claimed her body today, following an autopsy that showed no signs of foul play.
Quoting Negeri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop, the agency reported that Nora Anne’s remains would be repatriated to London where she had lived with her family.
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail also met with the family at the resort today. “It is very sad. Her death was tragic and I wish to extend my condolences to the family,” she told reporters.
In a statement, the family thanked the government, police, search and rescue teams, local residents and volunteers for their efforts to locate Nora Anne.
“Tragically, as we know, this wasn’t enough to save Nora,” they said.
“The initial post-mortem results have given some information that help us to understand Nora’s cause of death. But our beautiful innocent girl died in extremely complex circumstances and we are hoping that soon we will have more answers to our many questions. We are still struggling to understand the events of the last 10 days.
“We would like to thank the Malaysian authorities for their ongoing support and cooperation with international governments and police as the criminal and missing persons investigations continue.
“We will be bringing Nora home where she will finally be laid to rest, close to her loving families in France and Ireland.”