Nora Quoirin’s mother says she is ‘100% sure’ her daughter was abducted
Written by News on 19/01/2020
Nora Quoirin’s mother says she is certain her daughter was abducted and has accused Malaysian police of closing the case too soon.
The 15-year-old, who had learning difficulties, was discovered naked 10 days after disappearing from her bedroom during a family holiday.
Authorities say there was no evidence of kidnap or sexual assault.
Meabh Quoirin told The Daily Mirror: “We are 100% sure Nora was taken – and we fear the kidnapper could strike again”.
In an interview with RTE’s The Late Late Show she said: “We believe she was abducted and kept in the jungle for the time she was missing.”
Mrs Quoirin and her husband Sebastian say “a huge stigma around children with special needs in Asia” has played a part in the police’s treatment of Nora’s case, and their refusal to treat her disappearance and death as a crime.
The Irish-French family, who live in Balham, south west London, have sent a list of 30 questions to the police in a bid to get the case reopened.
Police say the teenager, who suffered from a rare brain defect called holoprosencephaly, must have got up to explore the jungle “to find monkeys or butterflies”.
Mrs Quoirin told RTE such claims were “absurd”.
Nora’s condition affected her ability to carry out basic writing and maths, and also her ability to walk and move around.
Her body was found a mile and a half away from the chalet next to a jungle swamp.
Describing the moment she discovered her daughter was dead, Mrs Quoirin told paper: “I can still see myself screaming ‘No!’. I think an able-bodied adult would have struggled to get to where she was found”.
She says the stairs in the chalet were “a tricky steep spiral staircase” and that Nora “could not have got down that staircase on her own without falling.”
Her parents also discovered a window ajar downstairs the next morning, which they say was closed the night before.
They say the three windows in the bedroom where Nora was sleeping with her two younger siblings were unlockable.
A post-mortem found Nora died from internal bleeding thought to have been caused by prolonged hunger and stress.
The family say they have not been allowed to see the full report.
Mr and Mrs Quoirin say they “must carry on” and will continue to “fight for the truth”.
They are also suing the Dusun Rainforest Resort in Seremban.
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