A 15-year-old girl with a learning disability went missing from a resort in Malaysia in what the parents are saying is a possible abduction.
Nora Quoirin, from London was staying with her family in a nature reserve hotel when her father discovered she was missing from her room at 8 a.m. on Sunday. He noticed that her window was open, according to the Lucie Blackman Trust (LBT) charity who is assisting the family in Malaysia.
The family was staying at the Dusun resort which is 62 KM south of the capital, Kuala Lumpur when the teenager disappeared.
In a Facebook post by Dominic Graham, the victim’s uncle, he states that his niece has special needs and asks for help in locating her.
Around 200 police are now searching for the teen in thick forest and jungle near the family’s accommodation.
At a press conference this morning, authorities are insisting the case is still being treated as a “missing person” at this stage. Nora’s family described the statement as “strange” and directly contradicting what police had told them.
“The family were told directly by the police that this is being treated as a ‘missing person case and an abduction case’ – so it is very strange that the police have come out with this,” Matthew Searle (LBT), told The Sun Online
The teen had only arrived a day earlier with her parents and two siblings at the resort on what was supposed to be a two week “trip of a lifetime” said a family friend.
“Nora is a child with special needs and has learning and developmental disabilities which make her especially vulnerable and we fear for her safety” said Nora’s aunt Aisling Agnew.
The area surronding the resort is thick dense jungle which is making search efforts difficult for authorities.
Nora’s parents are asking for help from anyone who has connections in Malaysia and have set up a set up an email address for information – [email protected]
The LBT has encouraged anyone with information about her disappearance to call +44 8000 988 485