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Body found in Malaysia is of missing teen Nora Quoirin: Police

Nora Quiorin, a 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager who went missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort, posing with her mother Meabh. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 13, 2019, 07.32 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

The body found in Malaysia on Tuesday is of Franco-Irish teen Nora Quoirin, who went missing 10 days ago, police said.

"The family has confirmed it is the body of Nora," Mohamad Mat Yusop, police chief of Negeri Sembilan state, told AFP.

Nora Quoirin, 15, went missing on August 4, a day after checking into the resort with her London-based family.

They suspected she was abducted but Malaysian police classified it as a missing person case.

More than 350 people were deployed to hunt through dense jungle next to the Dusun Resort, not far from Kuala Lumpur, backed by helicopters, drones, sniffer dogs and divers.

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'The family has confirmed it is the body of Nora,' Mohamad Mat Yusop, police chief of Negeri Sembilan state, told media.