Nora Quoirin’s Cause of Death Revealed, Officials Claim ‘No Foul Play’

August 15, 2019 Updated: August 15, 2019

U.K. teen Nora Quoirin’s cause of death was due to an ulcer bleed after she got lost for days at a resort in Malaysia, said officials.

The 15-year-old London girl disappeared from the nature resort on Aug. 4, said Malaysian police on Thursday, as reported by The Associated Press.  A post-mortem examination found that starvation and stress caused the internal bleeding that eventually killed her.

They also ruled that Quoirin was not abducted and found there was no foul play involved in her disappearance or death, the BBC reported.

Malaysia UK Missing Schoolgirl
Nora Anne Quoirin. Malaysian police said on Aug. 14, 2019, the family of the missing 15-year-old London girl positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state, Malaysia, where she disappeared over a week prior. (The Lucie Blackman Trust/Family via AP)

Police said that she died two to three days before she was found.

Her unclothed body was found in an area that was previously searched by rescuers, officials also told the BBC.

Quoirin’s family said she was vulnerable as she suffered from holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development.

FILE PHOTO: A body believed to be 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing is brought into a ambulance in Seremban
A body of 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing is brought into a ambulance in Seremban, Malaysia, on Aug. 13, 2019. (Reuters/Lim Huey Teng)

But her parents, Meabh and Sebastian, stated that they didn’t think she would have wandered off alone, fearing she had been kidnapped. Police told AP that they think she climbed through a window.

Negeri Sembilan state police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop issues a statement to the BBC.

“For the time being, there is no element of abduction or kidnapping,” he said. “The cause of death was upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer, complicated with perforation.”

A poster released by Lucie Blackman Trust.

Further analysis would be carried out after samples were taken, he added.

Mohamad said there were also bruises on the girl’s legs, but he said it wouldn’t cause her death, AP reported.

Her family had arrived in Malaysia for a two-week stay at the Dusun resort, located about 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur.

Her body was discovered in a small stream about 1.6 miles from Dusun, Yahoo News reported.

“Nora is at the heart of our family. She is the truest, most precious girl and we love her infinitely. The cruelty of her being taken away is unbearable,” the family said in a statement to AP.

In a statement, the resort where they were staying said it would “extend support and assistance in whatever way possible to the Quoirins during these very difficult times.”

“We deeply regret that this has happened to the Quoirins during their stay here,” the resort said.

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Violent crime in the United States has fallen sharply over the past 25 years, according to both the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) (pdf).

The rate of violent crimes fell by 49 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the FBI’s UCR, which only reflects crimes reported to the police.

The violent crime rate dropped by 74 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the BJS’s NCVS, which takes into account both crimes that have been reported to the police and those that have not.

The FBI recently released preliminary data for 2018. According to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January to June 2018, violent crime rates in the United States dropped by 4.3 percent compared to the same six-month period in 2017.

While the overall rate of violent crime has seen a steady downward drop since its peak in the 1990s, there have been several upticks that bucked the trend. Between 2014 and 2016, the murder rate increased by more than 20 percent, to 5.4 per 100,000 residents, from 4.4, according to an Epoch Times analysis of FBI data. The last two-year period that the rate soared so quickly was between 1966 and 1968.

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