Nora Quoirin's parents 'extremely disappointed' over inquest ruling on her death

Nora Quoirin’s family are “extremely disappointed” with the verdict of the investigation into the teen’s death.

A coroner ruled the mysterious death of vulnerable British teen Nora, who was missing in a jungle in Malaysia, did not affect a third party.

During the investigation, Nora’s family was represented by attorneys S. Sakthyvell.

“The parents who followed the live stream of the trial were extremely disappointed with the verdict,” said Sakthyvell after the hearings.

“We spoke shortly after the live stream ended and they were informed of the options available.

“They are expected to continue speaking to the media in London.”

The 15-year-old disappeared from a rented cottage in the Dusun eco-resort in the southern Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan on August 4, 2019.

The family from Balham in southwest London had only arrived on vacation the day before.

Nora’s body was found next to a creek on a palm oil lot about 1.6 miles from the resort on Aug. 13.

Malaysian coroner Maimoonah Aid said Monday, “After hearing all of the relevant evidence, I have decided that no one was involved in Nora Anne’s death.

“Given the odds, I find that she died of an accident, that she left the Sora house on her own, and then got lost in the abandoned palm oil plantation.”

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Nora’s family said, “Once again we see that justice is fighting to support the most vulnerable in society – dealing with special needs only on a superficial level – and not on the level that really reflects children like Nora.”

The verdict means that Nora’s death was accidental rather than criminal.

Her family added, “We believe we fought not just for Nora, but in honor of all of the special needs children in this world who deserve our most dedicated support and the most diligent application of justice.

“This is Nora’s unique legacy and we will never let go of it.”

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The police previously informed the investigation that there was no evidence of criminal activity.

They suggested that the tragic teen climbed out of a window in their room with a broken latch and walked away before dying of starvation and internal bleeding.

But Nora’s Irish and French mother and father, Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, said she must have been kidnapped because she had difficulty walking and “never goes anywhere alone”.

Nora was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder that affects brain development and leaves Nora with learning difficulties and struggling with balance and coordination.

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