Nora Quoirin: Body found in search for missing Irish teen

Rescuers conduct a search and rescue operation for Nora Quoirin at a forest in Seremban Malaysia

Officials are in the process of determining whether the body is Nora's.

Meabh Quoirin, center left, the mother of a missing British girl Nora Anne Quoirin, speaks to police officers as father Sebastien Quoirin, center right, stands beside her, in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

"The body was found in a stream inside a ravine. she had no clothes on", he added.

The cause of death was not immediately known and a criminal investigation into her disappearance has been opened.

Sebastian discovered that she was in not in her bedroom at around 8am and a large-scale manhunt was immediately launched. She has never been found.

On Monday morning, a total of 348 personnel were deployed in the search operation, according to Malaysia's Malay Mail newspaper.

Her parents identified the body at the morgue earlier.

Describing her as a "very special person" they said she would not have gone anywhere alone.

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State fire and rescue department assistant director Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar told journalists: "Previously, our detective canines had spotted footprints, but when we conducted a search there, we couldn't find her".

August 9: Police investigated whether footprints found in the forest where Nora went missing belonged to the missing teen.

It's been confirmed at a body has been found in the search for missing Nora Quoirin in Malaysia.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, a UK-based charity that provides assistance to families with a loved one missing, murdered or in crisis overseas, have said "We are aware of reports that a body has been found in the search for Nóra Quoirin".

A reward of RM50,000 (S$16,500) was offered on Monday (Aug 12) for information leading to Nora's return.

Her family said it would be extremely unusual for the reserved youngster to have wandered off on her own.

The National Crime Agency (NCA), the Met Police, Irish and French police have also been providing support to Malaysian authorities.

Quoirin's family arrived August 3 for a two-week stay at the Dusun, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 63 kilometers (39 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur.

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