Missing UK teen: Female body found in Malaysian jungle near waterfall

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2019

Malaysian police confirmed rescuers had found a body on Tuesday near where Nora was reported missing.

A spokesman for the Lucie Blackman Trust which is handling media enquiries for Nora's family said he is aware of the reports and is urgently seeking clarification.

"At this time we can not confirm it is Nora". The charity issued a statement in which it noted that "it sadly seems likely" the the body is Nóra's.

Investigations are now underway to identify the body and establish the cause of death.

He found no trace of the 15-year-old though he did notice that the window to her hotel room had been opened.

On the 9th day of SAR operations (12th August), Nora's family previously announced they were offering a RM50,000 reward to anyone with information that could help with investigations in hopes that their daughter would be found soon.

"All at The Lucie Blackman Trust are thinking of the family and continue to support them as they come to terms with this news".

August 6: Nora's family said they believed her to have been abducted.

She has an Irish passport and hasn't been seen since Sunday.

"She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking".

"(We are) quite familiar with all the routes and trails, so we try to help as much as possible to find the girl", said hiker Sherley Yap.

Nora's father Sebastien Marie Philipe is French and her mother Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin, Irish.

The authorities have been searching for Nora for 10 days following her disappearance from an eco-resort in Malaysia where she was on holiday with her family.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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