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Malaysian police have confirmed that there is no evidence of any foul play in the death of Nora Quoirin, saying she died from intestinal damage likely caused by starvation and stress.
After a ten day search, the body of the 15-year-old schoolgirl was found, with no evidence that anyone else was involved, according to post mortem results released today (Thursday).
Her unclothed body was discovered on Tuesday next to a small stream about 1.6 miles (2.5km) from the cottage where she was staying with her parents, Meabh and Sebastien, and her younger brother and sister.
Nora's family initially thought she was abducted, but police now believe she climbed out of a window, wandered off and got lost.
The London-based teenager was on holiday with her French/Irish family, and was staying in a holiday cottage in an eco-resort in the jungle.
The schoolgirl, who has special needs, was found dead on Tuesday, over a week after she disappeared during a two-week family holiday.
Nora and her family were at a resort south of Kuala Lumpur, when her dad awoke at around 8am and noticed she was missing and her bedroom window was open. Police say there is no sign of intrusion in the property.
Negri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop confirmed the news yesterday after the body was discovered in the jungle around the resort where she was staying with her parents and two siblings.
The search for Nora, who is of Irish and French origin, was supported by Irish, French and British agencies. The National Crime Agency and Met Police also offered their support to the Malaysian authorities.
A member of the Garda, the Irish police, has been in Malaysia acting as a family liaison officer, while an anonymous businessperson from Belfast offered a £10,000 ($12,000) reward for the safe return of Nora.
Nora was sleeping in a room with her younger siblings, just feet away from her parents' room. One theory suggests that she woke up feeling jet-lagged and confused, and wandered out not recognising the bedroom she woke up in.
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