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Family of Nóra Quoirin ‘hope for more answers’ about her death

The family of Nóra Quoirin say they are still struggling to understand the events leading up to her death and hope to get more answers about what happened to her.

A post mortem revealed no foul play in the teenager’s death, finding she had died from hunger and stress.

The 15-year-old's body was discovered on Tuesday, nine days after she disappeared from an eco-resort she was staying at with her family in Malaysia.

Her parents, French-Irish couple Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin had told press previously Nóra, who had learning difficulties, would not have wandered off on her own and they believed she had been abducted.

A statement released on Friday from the Quoirin family thanked authorities for their support and added they would be bringing Nóra home.

“Today the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Minister for the State paid their respects to our family. We had the opportunity to thank them for everything that the Malaysian government, police, search and rescue teams, local people and volunteers have done to help us. Tragically, as we know, this wasn’t enough to save Nóra,” the statement said.

“The initial post-mortem results have given some information that help us to understand Nóra’s cause of death.

Our beautiful innocent girl died in extremely complex circumstances and we are hoping that soon we will have more answers to our many questions. We are still struggling to understand the events of the last 10 days.

– Quoirin family statement
Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin during the search for Nóra in Malaysia. Credit: AP

“We would like to thank the Malaysian authorities for their ongoing support and cooperation with international governments and police as the criminal and missing persons investigations continue.

“We will be bringing Nóra home where she will finally be laid to rest, close to her loving families in France and Ireland.”

The statement, released by the Lucie Blackman Trust which supports families of people who disappear overseas, confirmed the criminal and missing persons investigations are continuing.

A hotline remains open to gather information about the disappearance of the teenager.

Police had previously said Nóra - who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly, which her family said meant she struggled with everyday tasks - was believed to have climbed out of her resort room window.