Updated: Malaysian police believe body found could be that of Nora Anne

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.

Nora Anne. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA

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”.

— NNN-BERNAMA