Nora Quoirin’s family ‘extremely disappointed’ after ruling on teen’s death

The parents of tragic teenager Nora Quoirin say they are "extremely disappointed" after a coroner ruled her death did not involve a third party.

Vulnerable British 15-year-old Nora went missing in a jungle during a family holiday in Malaysia in August 2019.

Her body was found days later beside a stream on a palm oil estate about 1.6 miles from the resort she was staying.

A coroner in Malaysia ruled the mystery death did not involve a third party, the Mirror reports.

Nora's Irish and French mum and dad, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, followed a live-stream of the inquest.

Her family’s lawyers S. Sakthyvell said afterwards: "The parents who followed the live-stream of proceedings were extremely disappointed with the ruling.

"We spoke soon after the live stream ended and they were advised on options available.

"They are expected to further speak to the media in London."

The teen disappeared from a rented cottage at the Dusun eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state, Malaysia, on August 4 2019.

Her family, from Balham, southwest London, had only arrived the day before. Her body was found on August 13.

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Malaysian coroner Maimoonah Aid said on Monday: "After hearing all the relevant evidence, I have ruled that there was no one involved in the death of Nora Anne.

"On the balance of probabilities, I find she died by misadventure, that she had gone out of the Sora House on her own and subsequently got lost in the abandoned palm oil plantation."

The verdict means the death was ruled accidental rather than criminal.

Nora's family said: "Once again we see that justice struggles to support the most vulnerable in society – only engaging with special needs at a surface level – and not at the level that truly reflects children like Nora.

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"We believe we have fought not just for Nora but in honour of all the special needs children in this world who deserve our most committed support and the most careful application of justice.

"This is Nora's unique legacy and we will never let it go."

Police had told the inquest there was no evidence of criminal activity.

They suggested the youngster had clambered out of a window with a broken latch in her room and wandered off before dying of starvation and internal bleeding.

But Nora's parents said she must have been abducted as she had difficulty walking.

They said she "never goes anywhere by herself".

Nora was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development leaving her with learning disabilities and struggling with balance and coordination.

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