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Sunday 18 August 2019

Malaysian police probe ‘criminal element’ in UK girl’s disappearance

Nora Quoirin, 15, went missing from the Dusun eco-resort on Sunday morning.

Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nora Anne, who has gone missing while on holiday in Malaysia (Family handout/PA)
Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nora Anne, who has gone missing while on holiday in Malaysia (Family handout/PA)

By Associated Press Reporters

Malaysian police are not ruling out a possible “criminal element” in the search for a missing London teenager after fingerprints were found in the forest resort where she disappeared.

Officers said previously that there were no initial signs of foul play in the disappearance of 15-year-old Nora Quoirin from the Dusun eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state on Sunday morning.

Nora’s family said they believe she was abducted after discovering her missing from her bedroom with the window left open.

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Nora Anne Quoirin (Lucie Blackman Trust/PA)

Negeri Sembilan’s deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said a police forensic team is analysing fingerprints found in the resort, but declined to give any further details.

He said investigators are “not ruling out any possibility”, including a criminal element, although the case is still classified as a missing persons inquiry.

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