A body of a Caucasian female found in the Malaysian jungle is “likely” to be missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin.
A trust representing the Quoirin family, The Lucie Blackman Trust, confirmed a body had been found in the search for Nora, however the identity has not been confirmed.
“At this time we cannot confirm it is Nora,” The Lucie Blackman Trust said.
“However it sadly seems likely. Investigations are under way to confirm identity and cause of death.”
Negeri Sembilan state police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop said officials were in the process of determining whether the body is Nora Quoirin.
The 15-year-old has been missing since Sunday, August 4, she was last seen at the Malaysian jungle resort of Dusun, about 60km south of Kuala Lumpur.
The family had arrived at the resort just a day before Nora went missing.
The BBC reported Nora’s parents found her window slightly ajar when they went to check on her at night, only to find their daughter missing.
Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, Nora’s parents, are a French-Irish couple who have lived in London for 20 years.
Nora’s mother, Meabh, made a heartfelt appeal on Monday to find Nora, a $A17,835 reward was offered for information which lead to Nora’s safe return.
Ms Quoirin explained to the press on Monday, Nora was their first child.
“She has been vulnerable since the day she was born.
“She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking.”
Police have refused to rule out a “criminal element” in Nora’s disappearance.
The family initially feared their daughter, who was born with the brain defect, holoprosencephaly and has special needs, may have been abducted.
Mr and Ms Quoirin have thanked those who helped look for their daughter.
Voluntary hikers a shaman were among 350 people who had joined the search.
Fundraising pages set up by Nora’s aunt and uncle have raised over $178,000 from well-wishers.
-With AAP and AP
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