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The grandfather of French-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin believes that there were criminal elements in Nora’s death.
Sylvian Quoirin told Irish daily the Irish Times that he believed “someone put” the 15-year-old’s body in the place where she was found.
“She wasn’t there yet (during previous searches). Someone put her there, to get rid of her,” he said.
He discounted theories that Nora Anne wandered outside on her own, or had been enticed out by a stranger, describing it as “absurd”.
Sylvian said Nora Anne, a special needs teenager, would cling to her parents and siblings, and was easily frightened.
“Can you imagine her walking 2.5km, naked and barefoot, over rocks, in the middle of the night? For me, that’s absurd,” he told the newspaper.
Nora Anne’s unclothed body was found on Aug 13, about 2.5km away from The Dusun resort in Seremban, where the family had been staying.
She was found after a 10-day search operation.
Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop had said post-mortem examination results showed that Nora Anne died of starvation.
Police had ruled out foul play in her death, adding that there were no signs of kidnapping or rape.
The Irish Times also quoted Nora Anne’s French relatives as saying that the post-mortem results were “inconclusive”, stressing the need to continue to investigate the possibility that she was a victim of a criminal act.
Her uncle, Pacôme Quoirin, told the daily in a phone interview that it was important that criminal hypothesis was not excluded as there was “incomplete information”. – NST
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