Nora Quoirin’s cause of death will not be known today as pathologists are still conducting a post-mortem on her body which was retrieved yesterday from a jungle near The Dusun resort.
Negri Sembilan police deputy chief SAC Che Zakaria Othman, during a brief press conference in front of the forensics department at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, said authorities will not be able to confirm the cause of her death tonight.
“The post mortem has been conducted since 11.45am and it is still ongoing. Therefore, we have not received the cause of her death,” Zakaria said.
“They are still conducting the post-mortem.”
He said the autopsy is being performed by pathology expert Dr Siew Sheue Feng from Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Dr Hanif Mohammad from Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, and assisted by forensic DNA officers Noor Aidura Saadon and Sufian Arshad Mohammad from Petaling Jaya.
Zakaria said the police will have another press conference tomorrow.
“I have received instructions by the state police chief to give another press statement tomorrow, the time will be informed tomorrow,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zakaria also confirmed that investigators are still combing the area where 15-year-old Nora’s body was found for clues and evidence that can shed more light into her disappearance.
About 80 to 100 foreign and local media were waiting at the entrance of the forensics department here since 8am after the police said they might be able to share the initial findings from the autopsy conducted.