Nora Quoirin: Abduction at the forefront of parents minds as expert says 'case not closed'
Nora Quoirin tragically died from intestinal bleeding caused by prolonged hunger or stress, according to authorities in Malaysia, 10-days after she went missing on holiday. The teenager disappeared from an eco-resort in Dunsun on August 4 before she was found earlier this week, naked, beside a small stream about 1.6 miles from the jungle resort where she had been on holiday with her parents and two siblings. Child Protection Expert, Jim Gamble, has claimed the family of Nora still have a “lot of questions” about the death of their daughter.
He told Sky News: “The circumstances are dire, we went through a period of 10-days which we recognised is every parent's nightmare.“It ended in an awful circumstance. Now I understand why in the aftermath of the interim results of the post-mortem, there are still questions especially for the parents.”He added: “I think the view of the family is, as I know it, is, of course, there are still questions.“We have gone through is protracted period of search, while we know where she ended up, while we know the interim results of the post-mortem and have no reason to doubt those, we don’t know how she left the villa, we don’t know how she got from the villa to the location where she was finally found.READ MORE: Nora Quoirin latest: Body found in search for missing girl
“We need to understand, why over a period of six or seven days while she was alive, with intense, well-resourced searching going on in the area, she wasn’t seen or located.“There are lots of questions, none of that is about portioning blame, none of this is about recrimination, it is simply about the humanity, the natural inquisitive approach you would want to adopt in this.“Should we keep an open mind still? Of course, we should. I don’t think this case is necessarily closed.”Results from a post-mortem examination said there was no evidence to suggest Nora had been abducted or raped.
Police said the 15-year-old was believed to have been dead for up to three days when her body was found on Tuesday.Nora, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and was described by her family as "vulnerable”, when she went missing.In a statement, Nora’s devastated Irish-French parents, Meabh and Sebastien, said their “hearts are broken”.
They described how the teenager had “truly touched the world” saying: “Nora is at the heart of our family. She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely.“The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.”The couple thanked those who went out searching for their daughter, and added: “Nora has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, united in their love and support.”