'Nóra I love you, mum is here:' Malaysian police using recording of mother's voice in search for Irish girl

'Nóra I love you, mum is here:' Malaysian police using recording of mother's voice in search for Irish girl

Update 12.40pm: Loudspeakers are being used in the search for Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin in Malaysia.

The 15-year-old - who has special needs - vanished from her bedroom at a resort in Dusun on Sunday.

Police are using loudspeakers with a recording of Nora's mother's voice to try and find her with the search having now entered its fifth day.

The Daily Mail report that Nóra's mother Meabh recorded a message which says: "Nora darling, Nora I love you, mum is here".

Mohamad Mat Yusop, police chief of southern Negeri Sembilan state, said, via the BBC, that: "We played the recording using loudhailers."

'Nóra I love you, mum is here:' Malaysian police using recording of mother's voice in search for Irish girl

He also said that voices of other family members would be used as well.

Sumisha Naidu, a journalist based in Malaysia, explained that the idea behind the loudspeakers is to alert Nora if she is unconscious or afraid.

RTÉ reports that Malaysian police have said the have no positive leads in the search for the girl.

At least 20 people have been questioned as part of the investigation, and police are not ruling out a possible "criminal element." 

Last night the Nóra's family said they "must remain hopeful".

"Nora is still missing and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home," the girl's aunt Éadaoin Agnew said.

Deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said police have received the laboratory results of fingerprint samples taken from the Quoirin family’s accommodation.

Investigations are still ongoing to identify who the fingerprints belong to.

Police added they were "not ruling out any possibility" and that believe Nora is still in the area.

The rescue operation involves more than 250 people working around the clock, with helicopters and drones are hovering overhead. Search teams are also looking across both land and water.

- additional reporting by Digital Desk staff

Earlier: Search for Irish girl missing in Malaysia enters fifth day

'Nóra I love you, mum is here:' Malaysian police using recording of mother's voice in search for Irish girl

Police in Malaysia are continuing their search for an Irish girl missing from a resort since Sunday.

The family of Nóra Quoirin, 15, have said they remain hopeful after police leading the investigation refused to rule out a “criminal element”.

Nóra disappeared from the Dusun forest eco-resort, in southern Negeri Sembilan state.

Her family released a statement which expressing their “deepest gratitude” to the Royal Malaysia Police and others helping the search.

The force has analysed fingerprints found in a resort cottage from which Nóra was reported missing, despite previously saying there were no initial signs of foul play.

The family’s statement said: “We would like to thank our embassies, the local community, and the staff here at the hotel and anyone else who has offered help to find Nóra.

“We also welcome the assistance of the French, British and Irish police.

“We are completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from all over the world.”

Her parents, Meabh and Sebastien, an Irish-French couple, were “too upset to speak themselves at this time”, said the statement released on their behalf by the Lucie Blackman Trust, which helps crisis-struck British nationals overseas.

“This is extremely traumatic for the whole family,” it said.

The family, including Nóra’s younger brother and sister, arrived at the resort about 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

They believe Nóra, who has learning and developmental disabilities, was abducted.

We must remain hopeful

The statement added: “We must remain hopeful.

“And we ask everyone to keep Nóra in their thoughts, and to continue to support the ongoing search for her.

“Nóra is still missing, and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home.”

Deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said police have received the laboratory results of fingerprint samples taken from the Quoirin family’s accommodation.

Investigations are still ongoing to identify who the fingerprints belong to.

The prints were at an open window in a downstairs hall, not in the bedroom upstairs where Nóra was sleeping with her siblings, he said.

Police added they were “not ruling out any possibility” and that believe Nóra is still in the area.

The rescue operation involves more than 200 people working around the clock.

- Press Association


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