SEREMBAN: Nora Anne Quoirin’s family has expressed concern that unauthorised parties are acting and speaking on their behalf, and stressed that they have only appointed Matthew Searle of the Lucie Blackman Trust as their spokesman.
The family said that only comments and statements on the disappearance and death of the 15-year-old Irish teen released via the Lucie Blackman Trust – a British charity which supports its nationals overseas in times of crises – are genuine.
“Nora's family is concerned that continued reporting of comments such as those recently reported are unhelpful and may hinder any investigations, as well as causing confusion and distress for them.
“The Lucie Blackman Trust is arranging repatriation of Nora’s body and no further information concerning this, including dates or destinations, will be released at this point,” said the charity body, Bernama reported.
Nora Anne, together with her parents Sebastien Marie Philippe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and other family members, arrived here for a two-week holiday and checked into The Dusun Resort on Aug 3, the day before her disappearance.
Post-mortem findings on Thursday ruled out foul play and revealed that Nora Anne, a special needs teenager, died of internal bleeding likely due to starvation and stress.
The Quoirins claimed her body from the Forensic Medicine Department, Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, here, at 12.42am today (Aug 17) after documentation was completed.