Published: Thu, August 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Malaysian trackers shout London girl’s name in jungle search

Malaysian trackers shout London girl’s name in jungle search

During their search, teams used a recording of Meabh Quoirin calling "Nora darling, I love you".

"We are not ruling out any possibilities but so far we don't have any information", he added.

Police, however insisted that Nora Anne is still within the jungle vicinity despite claims by the Orang Asli community that she was no longer in the surrounding area.

Matthew Searle, the chief executive of the Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity which works with British nationals facing overseas crises said Nora Anne's family expressed their deepest gratitude to the Royal Malaysian Police, the search and rescue teams, and emergency services, for all they have done for them in this hard time.

District police chief Nor Marzukee Besar said rescuers will also use recordings of her mother's voice and play them over loudspeakers to try and find her.

Her parents are an Irish-French couple who have lived in London for about 20 years, according to the Lucie Blackman Trust, a British charity that supports people involved in a crisis overseas.

Nora, who is one of three children on holiday with her parents in the region, was missing from her room when her father went to check on her the following morning.

Quoirin, who suffers from learning disabilities, arrived at the resort with her parents from London on Saturday for a two-week vacation but was reported missing on Sunday at 8am.

The prints were at an open window in a downstairs hall, not in the bedroom upstairs where the girl was sleeping with her siblings, he said. However, the police K9 Unit, which was deployed on the first day of search and rescue (SAR) operations, reportedly lost her scent about 100 metres away from the resort.

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The family had planned to stay for two weeks, he said, and Nora was "absolutely not" in the habit of running off.

More than 200 officers are now involved in the ongoing search, which is focused on the rainforest around the Dusun resort, and her grandfather has described the situation as "extremely mysterious".

Nora's relatives have told the BBC it was "unthinkable" the teenager, who has special needs, had left her room on her own.

In a statement, they've expressed their deepest gratitude to the police, search and rescue teams.

"We are completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from all over the world".

The resort's management said in a Facebook post that its employees were "extremely distressed and worried" about her disappearance and were assisting in the search.

"Meabh and Sebastien are devastated and too upset to speak themselves at this time".

A woman takes a picture of a poster featuring missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin in Seremban August 5, 2019.

The statement added: "We must remain hopeful".

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