Nóra Quoirin's family release statement after her body was discovered 4 days ago

Nóra Quoirin's family release statement after her body was discovered

"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."

The family of teenager Nora Quoirin, whose body has been found in Malaysia, have said their "hearts are broken".

The body of Nora was found just over a mile away from the Dusun resort near Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

The 15-year-old had been on holiday there with her family when she disappeared from her hotel room on 4 August.

In a statement, her family thanked the people who had been searching in jungle near the resort.

"We would like to thank all the people that have been searching for Nóra and trying their best to find her," the statement read.

"We thank the local people here and those far and wide for their prayers and support at this time. Nóra has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia. To all our friends and family at home, we can't thank you enough for all your love.

"Nóra 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 Nóra."

Police have said that the results of the post mortem examination are expected after 3pm local time (8am Irish time) in Seremban.