Nora Quoirin: Family says their 'hearts are broken' after 15yo's body is found

Nora Quoirin's family have spoken out following the discovery of their 15-year-old daughter's body in Malaysia.

The devastated family have made a heartbreaking statement, thanking the hundreds of people who joined the search for their daughter.

The teenager's body was found beside a stream on Tuesday, around 2.57 kilometres away from the cottage resort where she was holidaying with her family. 

The cause of Quoirin's death has yet to be confirmed.

"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," the family said.

"Our hearts are broken. We will always love our Nora. 

"She has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, united in their love and support for her and her family."

Deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor said the body was 'not in any clothing' and a criminal element to the investigation is still being considered.

The teen, who was reported missing on Sunday, August 4, is believed to have climbed out of the resort's living room window.

Quoirin was born with holoprosencephaly, meaning she had a smaller brain leading to learning and physical disabilities.

The family have said the 15-year-old's condition impacted her independence and made it difficult for her to walk. Her mother has described her as "vulnerable".

Quoirin's parents, French-Irish couple Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, have thanked those involved with the search as fundraising pages collected over £100,000 from well-wishers.


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