Few clues on missing Irish girl in Malaysia, but parents hopeful

Ms Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin, the mother of the missing teen, using a loudspeaker to call out to Nora yesterday. Beside her is her husband and the girl's dad, Mr Sebastien Marie Philipe. A member of a rescue team leads a sniffer dog during the search e
A poster on the missing Irish girl Nora Anne. The 15-year-old disappeared from the bedroom of a Malaysian resort that she and her family were staying in a week ago. The family said that the special-needs girl is not independent and does not go anywhere alone.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ms Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin, the mother of the missing teen, using a loudspeaker to call out to Nora yesterday. Beside her is her husband and the girl's dad, Mr Sebastien Marie Philipe. A member of a rescue team leads a sniffer dog during the search e
Ms Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin, the mother of the missing teen, using a loudspeaker to call out to Nora yesterday. Beside her is her husband and the girl's dad, Mr Sebastien Marie Philipe. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Ms Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin, the mother of the missing teen, using a loudspeaker to call out to Nora yesterday. Beside her is her husband and the girl's dad, Mr Sebastien Marie Philipe. A member of a rescue team leads a sniffer dog during the search e
A member of a rescue team leads a sniffer dog during the search efforts. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A dream family vacation at an eco-resort in the dense tropical forest in Negeri Sembilan turned into a nightmare for Ms Maebh Jaseprine Quoirin and Mr Sebastien Marie Philipe when their 15-year-old special-needs daughter Nora Anne disappeared from her bedroom on Aug 4.

Seven days into a search and rescue operation, with Ms Quoirin's recorded voice calling out to her daughter blasted from loudspeakers into the jungle, has turned up few clues on the teenager's location.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 11, 2019, with the headline 'Few clues on missing Irish girl in Malaysia, but parents hopeful'. Print Edition | Subscribe