Passing of Irish teen Nora "highly traumatic" for the family - lawyer representing her family said

14 August 2019
2019-08-14 14:20

The lawyer representing family of Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin said on Wednesday that her passing was 'highly traumatic', a day after the body of the 15-year-old was found in the forest reserve where she was last seen. Malaysian authorities are expected to announce the post-mortem results later in the day to identify the cause of death.

LAWYER REPRESENTING QUOIRIN FAMILY, SANKARA N NAIR said "I wouldn't know how long the post-mortem report will come, and I do not know at this stage what is the next move by the family as I have not got any instructions...It's a very highly traumatic situation; it's a loss of a daughter and child, and naturally the traumatic levels are very high."

Locals following the news closely conveyed their condolence to the family and said they were curious to know what had happened to Nora. Authorities have begun a criminal investigation into the disappearance, according to Malaysia's deputy police chief, on Tuesday. The body was found near a stream about 2.5 km from the resort where the Quoirin family was staying when she was reported missing on August 4.

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