Nora’s French Relatives Convinced of ‘Criminal Element’

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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


Earlier reports:

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 StatewideSearch for Missing 15-Year-Old Special Needs Irish Girl