RELATIVES of a girl with special needs who was found dead during a holiday in the Malaysian jungle are ‘utterly disappointed’ at a coroner’s verdict of misadventure.
Nora Quoirin, 15, from London, went missing the day after she arrived with her parents at the Dusun resort, about 40 miles south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, in August 2019. A window in their chalet was found open.
Nora’s naked body was found nine days later beside a stream 1.6 miles away. Police said there was no sign she was abducted or raped, with a post-mortem investigation showing she died of intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress. But her family called the findings ‘incomplete’ and said DNA evidence had been lost.
Nora had holoprosencephaly, which affects brain development. Her parents Meabh and Sebastien said she needed help to walk, had a mental age of five or six and could not open the window.
Malaysian coroner Maimoonah Aid’s verdict means her death was ruled accidental. Nora’s family said justice ‘struggles to support the most vulnerable in society’, adding: ‘This is Nora’s unique legacy and we will never let it go.’