Malaysia: Autopsy of Irish-French teen Nora Quoirin finds ‘no foul play’

Nora Quoirin, a teenager who was found dead in Malaysia after vanishing from a family holiday died from internal bleeding probably caused by prolonged hunger and stress, the post-mortem has revealed.

Nora Quoirin’s body was found beside a stream about 1.6 miles (2.5km) from the jungle resort of Dusun on Tuesday.

Malaysian Police said there was no suspicion of abduction or foul play.

The 15-year-old’s body was discovered following a 10-day search after she disappeared on 4th August.

The police believe that the teenager died two or three days before she was found.

Nora was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development, and had been described by her family as vulnerable.

Her parents had previously said they didn’t believe she would have wandered off alone and suspected she had been abducted.

Negeri Sembilan state police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop, said: “For the time being, there is no element of abduction or kidnapping. The cause of death was upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer, complicated with perforation.”

Further analysis would be carried out on samples taken from her body, he said, adding that Nora’s family was free to take her home.

Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, Nora’s Irish-French parents said their “hearts are broken” and paid tribute to their daughter as “the truest, most precious girl”.

Source : Various