Body Of Franco-Irish Teen Found In Malaysia Jungle
Seremban, Malaysia, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Aug, 2019 ) :The naked body of a vulnerable Franco-Irish teen, who disappeared from a Malaysian resort, was found in a jungle ravine Tuesday after a 10-day search involving a hundreds-strong team.
A helicopter winched the body out of the rainforest and transported it to hospital, and the parents of missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin later identified her.
More than 350 people were deployed to hunt through dense jungle, backed by helicopters, drones, sniffer dogs and divers, while traditional shamans conducted rituals in a bid to locate her.
He said the body was unclothed but declined to reveal if it had any injuries. Mazlan said it was still being treated as a missing person case.
A post-mortem will be conducted Wednesday morning, he said.
A group of volunteers who were part of the search and rescue team found the body after being tipped off by a member of the public.
The body was found in the official search zone, an area which the team had previously covered.
The 12-acre (five-hectare) resort where the teenager disappeared from is next to a patch of thick jungle and in the foothills of a mountain range.
Her family had said it was extremely unlikely the reserved youngster would have wandered off on her own.
She has a condition known as "holoprosencephaly", which means she has a smaller-than-normal brain, has limited verbal communication and cannot write more than a few words.
While officially treating it as a missing person case, police had not ruled out other possibilities.
An open window was found in the cottage where the family was staying at the resort.
Police have questioned a number of people, examined fingerprints found on a window, and looked into reports that villagers heard a truck early on the morning that the girl disappeared.