The Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is looking through phone records and email exchanges made from The Dusun resort, where Irish teenager with specials needs, Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, has been missing for six days after arriving for a two-week holiday.
Negri Sembilan deputy police chief SAC Che Zakaria Othman said that investigators from the CID team are in the midst of scrutinising every incoming and outgoing communication made from the resort as part of their investigations.
“Yes, we are checking all phone records and emails made from the resort.
“Whatever communication… Our CID team are going through it,” he told reporters this evening during a press conference at the Pantai police station.
Bukit Aman CID chief Datuk Huzir Mohamed was also earlier spotted at the Pantai police station and the resort where a temporary search and rescue operation base has been set up.
Zakaria pointed out that the CID team was roped in from day one, where they were initially assisted by officers from the state headquarters. However, the federal police have now been roped in as the search and rescue operation intensifies.
“From day one, the CID team from the state level has been assisting us… They were brought in every day.
“As the days go by, we have intensified it by roping in the CID team from Bukit Aman,” he said, adding that even Interpol is assisting investigations.
Meanwhile, Zakaria said the police have also checked with the Immigration Department and found that there were no records to suggest Nora Anne had left the country.
He said Nora Anne’s parents, Sebastian Quoirin and Meabh Quoirin, flew to Malaysia from two separate destinations.
“The father arrived with Nora Anne and her siblings from London while her mother came from Singapore.
“Both of them arrived at KLIA Terminal 3 within a 30-minute difference,” he said.
To a question if the glass window which Nora Anne exited from could be opened from outside, Zakaria said: “If it was not locked from the inside, it can be opened from the outside.”
However, police investigations so far have not established if the aluminium glass window was locked when Nora Anne went missing.
Yesterday, the police confirmed that Nora Anne had exited the resort from the aluminium glass window, and subsequently, several sets of fingerprints were found.
Police said the forensics team is still trying to establish if the fingerprint samples could belong to a criminal or an outsider.
Nora Anne, who has a learning disability, arrived in Negri Sembilan with her parents and two other siblings on Saturday, August 4 for a two-week holiday at The Dusun, before she was found missing by her family at 8am the following day
The police are now using a voice recording of her mother in hopes of coaxing her daughter to come towards the search team as the police said she could be hiding in fear.
Yesterday, Zakaria said each team from the search and rescue operation has been equipped with a bullhorn, while some are even using their phones to play the recording in the jungle.
He said the words expressed in the recording are: “Nora darling, I love you…mum is here. Mum is here, Nora darling, my love.”
He added that in the voice recording, Meabh sounds persuasive like how she usually talks to calm down Nora Anne.
On Wednesday, Malay Mail also spoke to several local villagers from the Orang Asli community in here who said the surrounding jungle is their “playground” since they were born here and they know the place well.
They claimed to have joined the police in their search and are convinced that Nora Anne is no longer around the area, urging the police to widen their scope of investigations.
One of the locals said there were two cases of missing persons prior to this, around the resort, and with the help of the locals, they managed to find both within 24 hours.
Another local who wished to remain anonymous said if Nora Anne had wandered off, she wouldn’t have gone too deep into the jungle as the hilly terrain would have served as a deterrent.
Another said the lax security at the resort could mean an unknown individual was in the area.
He pointed out that there were no security guards at The Dusun or proper CCTVs to keep an eye on the surroundings, with the property easy to exit even if the main gate was locked
On Tuesday, it was revealed that the teen is believed to have left the resort in Jalan Pantai only in her undergarments, as that was the last outfit she was seen sleeping in, according to statements from her parents.
Sniffer dogs used in the operation were only able to trace the odour of the victim on the first day of the operation and as far as 100 metres from the chalet occupied by the teen.
Her scent faded by the following day.
Police have classified Nora Anne as a missing persons case and so far dismissed rumours of abduction, as claimed by family members.
The police said this was because they have yet to obtain any leads or information to reclassify the case. – MMO