- Title: Malaysian police cite hunger and stress as likely causes of Irish girl's death
- Date: 15th August 2019
- Summary: SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA (AUGUST 15, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEMBILAN STATE POLICE CHIEF, MOHAMAD MAT YUSOP, SAYING: "The cause of death was upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to a duodenal ulcer, complicated with perforation. Bleed interna(lly) in her intestine." REPORTER: "Did you say she had starved to death as well, am I correct?" YUSOP: "What?" REPORTER: " Did you say she had starved to death as well?" YUSOP (Bahasa Malaysia): "Yeah, she did not eat." REPORTER: "Did you say no, no sign of foul play for the time being?" YUSOP: "I don't think. No. Thank you." / YUSOP WALKING AWAY MEDIA SIGN READING (BAHASA MALAYSIA): "POLICE HEADQUARTERS, CONTINGENT OF THE NINE STATES OF MALAYSIA"
- Embargoed: 29th August 2019 09:28
- Keywords: Malaysia Ireland girl post mortem starvation
- Location: SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA
- City: SEREMBAN, MALAYSIA
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASBW8XZ
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- Story Text: Malaysian authorities on Thursday (August 15) said a Irish-French girl whose body was found near a jungle stream had died from internal bleeding probably due to prolonged hunger and stress.
The remains of Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, who suffered from learning difficulties, were found on Tuesday (August 13), 10 days after she went missing from a rainforest resort in Seremban, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the Malaysian capital.
Police said an autopsy on Wednesday (August 14) showed Quoirin had suffered intestinal damage, and there was no evidence that she had been sexually assaulted.
There was also no evidence "for the time being" to indicate she was a victim of kidnapping, police said.
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