The body is ‘likely’ to be that of the schoolgirl, 15, the Lucie Blackman Trust has said. In a statement the trust, which is handling media for the Quoirin family, said: ‘The Lucie Blackman Trust can confirm a body has been found in the search for Nora Quoirin. ‘At this time we cannot confirm it is Nora.
However it sadly seems likely. ‘Investigations are under way to confirm identity and cause of death. ‘The charity will update as soon as possible. Please respect the family and do not approach them at this difficult time.’
The area in which the body was found has been sealed off with police tape. It is less than a kilometre from where Nora was last seen at the eco-resort her family were staying in.
State police chief Mohammed Yusop said this morning: ‘I can confirm a body has been found in the Betembum mountains. It is not in an accessible place’ He later said the body found was that of a female and had white skin.
Two forensics vans as well as other police vehicles were seen entering the area shortly before Nora’s parents Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin were seen being driven through the cordon, the Mirror reports. The body was said to have been found by a member of the public on the tenth day of an intensive search of the jungle in Seremban, Malaysia.