Reward Offered In Search For Nóra

Malaysia UK Missing Schoolgirl

Malaysia UK Missing Schoolgirl

A Malaysian shaman joined police from Ireland, France and the United Kingdom on Monday in the search for a 15 -year-old London girl who mysteriously vanished from a nature resort eight days ago, as her parents offered a cash reward and appealed for information.

One week on from the 15-year-old going missing from a holiday resort in Seremban, searches are continuing.

The reward of 50,000 Malaysian ringgit - approximately €10,600 - was donated by an anonymous Belfast business, Nora's family said.

Malaysian police set up a new hotline over the weekend, while voluntary hikers also joined the search for Nora, who was born with the brain condition holoprosencephaly and has special needs. We know you're searching night and day for Nora. "We are accepting information from all parties and our investigation is exploring all angles", he said, ading that there was no evidence to indicate that Nora had been abducted, the local Star publication reported.

Ms Quoirin and her husband Sebastien, a French-Irish couple who have lived in London for 20 years, said "terima kasih", or "thank you" in Malay, to those searching for their daughter.

"We see you working so hard and also praying with us and being with us".

In a statement obtained by the BBC on August 6, Nora's family said she "never goes anywhere by herself" and there was "no reason to believe she wandered off and is lost".

Police in Malaysia have opened a dedicated hotline for people to call with information regarding the disappearance of Nora Quoirin.

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The National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police are supporting the Malaysian police with the case.

The money was donated to the search by an anonymous company in Belfast - Nora's mother Meabh's home city.

Negeri Sembilan deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said the search team has been expanded to 348 people, with the hunt now shifted to the nearby Berembun forest reserve.

Malaysian police are now analysing unidentified fingerprints on the window of Nora's room, and on Friday 9 August, footprints were found in the jungle close to where the teenager vanished.

Police leading the investigation have refused to rule out a "criminal element" in the teenager's disappearance.

Meabh Quoirin made an emotional appeal for help in finding her daughter.

Some 300 people continued the search despite heavy rain Sunday morning, sacrificing time with their family amid a Muslim religious festival, he said.

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