Starvation Likely Killed Franco-Irish Teen In Malaysia, No Sign Foul Play
Faizan Hashmi 4 months ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 01:41 PM
A vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian rainforest resort likely starved and died of internal bleeding, with no immediate sign of foul play, police said Thursday
Seremban, Malaysia, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Aug, 2019 ) :A vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian rainforest resort likely starved and died of internal bleeding, with no immediate sign of foul play, police said Thursday.
Her unclothed body was discovered Tuesday in a ravine in dense jungle following a 10-day hunt involving hundreds of people, helicopters and sniffer dogs.
Speaking after the post-mortem examination, Negeri Sembilan state police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop told reporters the teen suffered "bleeding in her intestines due to not eating" as well as "extreme stress".
"For the time being, there is no suspicion of foul play," he said.
"There were some scratches on her body," he said, but added there was no indication she was sexually assaulted or kidnapped. "The parents can claim her body." Her body was airlifted by helicopter out of the ravine -- about 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) from the resort -- and transported to hospital in Seremban town where her relatives identified it.
- 'Unbearable' loss - In a statement released Wednesday by The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity that supports relatives of British people missing overseas, her relatives said she was the "heart" of the 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 Nora." While insisting it was a missing persons case, police vowed to investigate every angle. They questioned witnesses and investigated witness accounts of a truck heard early on the morning the girl disappeared.
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.
It was discovered in the official search zone, in an area that the team had previously covered.
The five-hectare (12-acre) resort where the teenager disappeared 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 had a condition known as holoprosencephaly, where the brain fails to develop normally. She had limited verbal communication and could only write a few words.