Searcher Says Impossible for Nora to Have Reached Jungle Ravine on Her Own

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A volunteer in the search for Nora Anne Quoirin has questioned how the Franco-Irish teenager could have reached the ravine where her body was discovered, reports the UK’s Daily Mail.

The volunteer, who was unnamed, said the barefoot 15-year-old, who had suffered physical and mental disabilities since birth, would have found it impossible to cross the arduous jungle terrain.

Daily Mirror

The volunteer also described the treacherous gradients and dense vegetation surrounding the area where Nora was found 10 days after going missing from the villa she was holidaying with her family in Seremban.

“Nora couldn’t have got there by herself,” the volunteer was quoted as saying.

“I struggled to walk. The path is difficult even for an able-bodied person.

“Dense vegetation snags your feet. The average gradient of the slopes where Nora was found range from 20% to 40%. You have to cross two reasonably deep streams to reach the area where she was found.

“The terrain by the stream is very slippery. The roots and rocks are wet. My boots were destroyed by the end and Nora was barefoot. I can’t imagine how she could have walked to the place where she was found,” he said.

The report said the volunteer’s testimony generated more doubts over the police theory that Nora reached the site alone after wandering off from her room in the holiday chalet in the dead of night.

Meanwhile, another source has been reported in The Mirror as saying that Nora’s family have called for a second post-mortem to take place outside of Malaysia.

Her mother Meabh, 45, and father Sebastien, 47, want to be sure no vital evidence has been missed about the 15-year-old’s death.

“They are deliberating. They need to decide whether they would ask for it to be done in Malaysia or elsewhere.”

It has been suggested that the second autopsy would be carried out either in the UK or in France where investigations are still ongoing.

However, concerns have been raised to the admissibility of any evidence that may be found, if discovered outside of Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the family has claimed Nora’s body from the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban, Negri Sembilan at 12.42am today.

It is learnt that the body has been taken to Kuala Lumpur International Airport but the final destination is unknown.

Nora’s body was found on Tuesday about 2.5km from the where she and her family were staying.

The Quoirins reported her missing on August 4, a day after they had checked in for a two-week holiday.

A post-mortem revealed that Nora had died of gastrointestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress. She had been dead two or three days when her body was found.

Police have ruled out foul play. – TMI


Earlier reports:

Aug 17, Concerns Raised over Parties Claiming to Represent Nora’s Family

Aug 16, Nora’s Family Hoping for More Answers on Her Disappearance

Aug 16, Wan Azizah Offers Condolences in Emotional Meeting with Nora’s Family

Aug 16, Nora’s French Relatives Convinced of ‘Criminal Element’

Aug 15, Hikers Who Found Body Say Nora Looked Like “She Was Sleeping”

Aug 15, Nora Quoirin Autopsy Finds No Signs of Rape, Violence

Aug 14, Nora’s Autopsy Not Yet Completed, to Continue Tomorrow

Aug 14, Autopsy Report Not Out, Don’t Blame Orang Asli, Warn Police

Aug 14, Nora Autopsy to Be Completed at 8pm Today

Aug 14, Friends Who Found Nora Say They Were Afraid to Approach the Body

Aug 14, Nora’s Family Wants Criminal Angle Considered, A-G to Decide on Need for Inquest

Aug 14, Heartbroken Nora’s Family Will Always Love Her, Thank Everyone for Love, Support

Aug 14, Police Return to Ravine Where Nora’s Body Was Found

Aug 14, Pathologists from KL Conduct Autopsy on Nora Quoirin’s Body

Aug 14, Residents Express Sadness, Sympathy over Discovery of Nora’s Body

Aug 13, Parents Confirm Body Is Nora

Aug 13, Cops Say ‘Very Certain’ Body Found Nude in Jungle Is Missing Irish Teen

Aug 13, Helicopter to Retrieve Body Found in Swamp Believed to Be of Missing Irish Teen

Aug 13, Body Found in Hunt for Missing Irish Teen, Parents Brought to Scene

Aug 13, Search for Nora Enters 10th Day

Aug 13, Quoirin Family Offers RM50K Reward for Info on Nora

Aug 13, Police from England, France, Ireland Help in Probe into Missing Teen Case

Aug 11, SAR for Nora: Ops Team Gets Time Off for Aidiladha Prayers

Aug 10, SAR for Missing Irish Teen: Wet Weather Proves a Challenge for Search Teams

Aug 10, Nora Extremely Excited About Holiday in Malaysia

Aug 9, Missing Irish Teen: CID Team Checks Phone Logs, Email Exchanges Made from Resort

Aug 9, Footprints Believed to Be That of Nora’s Found

Aug 8, Police: Only Exit Used in Missing Irish Teen Case Was Glass Window

Aug 8, Police to Use Mum’s Voice to Draw out Missing Irish Teen in Day 5 of SAR

Aug 8, Quoirin Family Incensed at Media’s Overture

Aug 8, Crowdfund for Missing Irish Teen Hits £50,000 Target

Aug 7, Police Insist Missing Irish Teen Still in Jungle, but Orang Asli Community Claim Otherwise

Aug 7, Family Insists Irish Teen Was Taken

Aug 7, Search and Rescue for Irish Teen Extended to Surrounding Hills and Creeks

Aug 7, Stepping Up Searching for MissingIrish Teen

Aug 6, Search for Missing Irish Teen Goes Down to River

Aug 5, Negeri Sembilan Police in Statewide Search for Missing 15-Year-Old Special Needs Irish Girl