Malaysia shaman, foreign police join in hunt for London teen

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2019

According to the missing persons charity the Lucie Blackman Trust, which is supporting the family, Nora's parents are also considering offering a reward for help to find her.

Her family said on Monday (Aug 12) that 15-year-old Nora is the eldest child who has been vulnerable since the day she was born.

In the statement, her tearful mother said: "Nora is our first child".

The money, 50,000 in Malaysian ringgit currency, was donated by a Belfast-based business who wished to remain anonymous.

"The National Crime Agency, the Met Police and the Irish police are working together to help and support the Malaysian authorities relating to Nora Quoirin's disappearance", confirmed a spokesperson from the National Crime Agency.

Nora and her mother and father, who are Irish and french respectively, arrived in Malaysia from the United Kingdom - where they have been living for 20 years - on Saturday, August 3.

On the weekend, authorities anxious about how long the teenager can survive and believed she could not have gone far from the resort.

"In order to help their investigation, we have chose to offer a reward RM50,000 for any information that directly helps us to find Nora", she told reporters at the Pantai Police Station in Seremban today.

She noted that the police had been working hard to bring the 15-year-old girl home.

Ms Quoirin and her husband Sebastien, a French-Irish couple who have lived in London for 20 years, said "terima kasih", or "thank you" in Malay, to those searching for their daughter.

"If you have any information at all, please call the police hotline here on 01112285058 or email ops@lbtrust.org from outside Malaysia".

Negeri Sembilan deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said the search team has been expanded to 348 people, with the hunt now shifted to the nearby Berembun forest reserve.

August 4: Nora was reported missing after her father discovered she was not in her bedroom at the Dusan Resort at around 8am on Sunday.

Police have refused to rule out a "criminal element".

Malaysian police are now analysing unidentified fingerprints on the window of Nora's room, and on Friday 9 August, footprints were found in the jungle close to where the teenager vanished.

"We are extremely impressed by the effort, your expertise, your dedication and we hope you find Nora". They said she was born with holoprosencephaly, a malformation that causes her to have a smaller brain and has led to learning and physical disabilities.

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