Body found in search for Nóra Quoirin
A body has been found in the search for teenager Nóra Quoirin.
The teenager, who is of Irish and French parentage, went missing at the Dusun resort near Kuala Lumpur shortly after arriving with her family 10 days ago.
National Malaysian newspaper the Malay Mail has reported that a body had been found in the search for Nóra. Her parents were called to the scene at around 4pm local time. The body has yet to be formally identified.
"A heavy police presence is occupying the area, with personnel from the K-9 unit, sexual crimes division, and forensics team present," the report added. A second Malaysian newspaper, The Star, also reports that a body has been found.
State police chief DCP Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop is scheduled to hold the daily press conference at 5pm local time today.
The Lucie Blackman Trust, a UK-based charity that provides assistance to families with a loved one missing, murdered or in crisis abroad, have said: "We are aware of reports that a body has been found in the search for Nóra Quoirin." The charity issued a statement in which it noted that "it sadly seems likely" the the body is Nóra's.
The statement asks that the privacy of the family and friends be respected.
— Lucie Blackman Trust (@MissingAbroad) August 13, 2019
A Garda Liaison Officer had been sent to Kuala Lumpur last week to work in conjunction with police from the UK, France and Malaysia.