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Body of missing London teenager found in Malaysia

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The family of Nora Quoirin have said the body found is that of the missing London teenager.

Nora, 15, was reported missing 10 days ago while on a family holiday at a jungle resort of Dasun, near Seremban, around an hour south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Police said rescuers found a body of a Caucasian female about 1.2 miles (2km) from where the 15-year-old was reported missing.

Mohamad Mat Yusof, a police chief in the state where she was found, said: “The family has been brought in to identify the body found today and they have confirmed that the body is indeed Nora Anne.”

A spokesman for the Lucie Blackman Trust, which is handling media for the family, said: “[We] can confirm with great sadness that the body found today is that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin. Local police have confirmed identification.”

National deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor earlier said the body was found without any clothing.

Police said they sent officials to a waterfall near Gunung Berembun in the Pantai Hills after receiving a call from a member of the public.

Hundreds of people joined the search operation to try to find Nora, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly.

Nora’s mother made a heartfelt plea on Monday to find her, and a £10,000 reward was offered for information leading to her safe return.

Her parents thanked those looking for her, many of which were volunteers, as a fundraiser for the family reached £100,000.

Nora attended St Bede’s Catholic Church in Clapham Park in south London, which has been holding vigils for her since she went missing.

The primary school of the same name said in a post that it “will be open today from 1pm for all who want to join in prayer for Nora and her family”.

“This is the time we need to show the strength of our community and seek God’s guidance and support in this heartbreaking and horrific moment.”

Picture: Sky News

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