- Title: Body of a woman found during search for missing Irish girl: Malaysia police
- Date: 13th August 2019
- Summary: SEREMBAN, SEMBILAN STATE, MALAYSIA (AUGUST 13, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** POLICE ENTERING CORDONED OFF AREA CAR DRIVING IN TO CORDONED AREA (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Malaysia) MALAYSIA'S SEMBILAN STATE POLICE CHIEF, MOHAMAD MAT YUSOP, SAYING: "Just now around 2:30 p.m. local time (0630GMT) we found a body, a woman's body, with white skin. But as of now we cannot confirm the identity of the body. We have contacted the forensic and pathology team to investigate and determine who that is." WHITE FLASH MOHAMAD LEAVING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Malaysia) MAN WHO MADE POLICE REPORT ON THE DISCOVERY, MANOHARA SAYING: "I'm from this area." REPORTER ASK: DID YOU MAKE POLICE REPORT "No, it was my child who told me and I told the police." REPORTER ASK: SO DID YOU SEE (THE BODY)?" "Yes I did." MANOHARA WALKING INTO CORDONED AREA POLICE CAR AND REPORTERS NEAR CORDONED OFF AREA
- Embargoed: 27th August 2019 12:08
- Keywords: Malaysia police Nora Anne Quoirin body missing search
- Location: SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA / INTERNET
- City: SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA / INTERNET
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AS1V13B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT INCLUDES A HIGH QUALITY VERSION OF SOUNDBITE FROM 2017-MALAYSIA-IRELAND/GIRL-POLICE
Malaysian police said the body of a woman "with white skin" was found in the jungle on Tuesday (August 13), near where Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin went missing.
The body was still intact and a police forensic and pathology team was working on identifying it, Sembilan state police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop told reporters after visiting the scene.
Police said they received a tip-off from local man, Manohara, and they found the body about two kilometres from The Dusun resort, where Quoirin was last seen.
Fifteen-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, who suffered learning difficulties, was reported missing on Aug. 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun resort in Seremban, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
An aid group helping the Quoirin family confirmed in a statement that a body has been found in the search, though no confirmation it is Nora but 'sadly seems likely'. Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade offered prayers to the family in a tweet after the news broke.
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