After the disheartening news of missing Irish teen – Nora Anne Quoirin’s death, police announced that her postmortem results showed that she died of intestinal damage that’s likely from prolonged hunger and stress.
According to NST, Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said the teenager was believed to have died two or three days before her body was found by rescuers on Tuesday. He also stated that there was no evidence “for the time being” to indicate the 15-year-old had been kidnapped and there were no signs of rape too.
“The cause of death was due to ruptured intestines which could be because she had no food for a long period and also long term stress,” he told reporters at the Negri Sembilan police headquarters today.
Nora’s parents said on Wednesday that they hoped the post-mortem would provide answers on how the teen died following the discovery of her body in the jungle.
Their representatives said they had “questions” following the search teams finding the teen and the examination would guide their next course of action.
According to The Star, the family has taken on a lawyer to represent them, who indicated he may push for an inquest following the post-mortem.
“The family expects the police to do a thorough investigation into the incident, including criminal angles,” their lawyer, Sankara N Nair told the Irish Times.
The autopsy on the special needs teen who disappeared for ten days was conducted by Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng and Dr Hanif Mohammad of Tuanku Jaafar Hospital (HTJ) yesterday. They were assisted by specialists from Petaling Jaya Chemistry Department and Forensic Department.
In a statement yesterday by Nora’s family, they thanked the Malaysians here and those far and wide for their prayers and support at this time. “Nora has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, united in their love and support for her and her family,” the statement read.
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