NILAI, Malaysia, Aug 13 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Preliminary indications that a female body found today, at the site where a massive search operations had been ongoing for the missing teenager, Nora Anne Quoirin, are pointing at a possibility that the body could be that of Nora Anne, police said here today.
Earlier today, Negeri Sembilan Police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusof told reporters that a female body was found at 1.57 pm at a site two km away from the Dusun resort where the family of Nora had checked in for a holiday.
The body is said to have been found by a group of voluntary hikers.
A massive search-and-rescue began for Nora Anne, a 15-year-old Franco-Irish girl, who was reported missing from The Dusun resort here on Aug 4, a day after she had checked in with her family for a holiday.
Her disappearance received wide international media coverage while the massive SAR involved over 300 people from the police, Fire & Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), Negeri Sembilan Forestry Department and Sapura as well as the local people.
Yesterday, the family offered a reward of RM50,000 to anyone who could provide information that can help find Nora Anne.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the UK-based Lucy Blackman Trust, which has been assisting the 15-year-old’s family, said: “At this time we cannot confirm it is Nóra. However, it sadly seems likely.
“Investigations are underway to confirm identity and cause of death”.