Malaysia won't reopen probe into Irish teen's death

A Malaysian court on Monday said it would not reopen a probe into the death of an Irish teenager whose body was found in a jungle after she went missing during a family holiday.

The reason Coronor Mai moonah Aid said is that she likely died of misadventure.

'It was more probable than not that she had died by misadventure i.e. she had gone out of the Sora House on her own and subsequently got lost in the abandoned palm oil plantation."

In August 2019, the body of 15-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, (queii -reen) who suffered from learning difficulties, was found naked in a gorge near the holiday resort where her family was staying, in the popular tourist city Seremban, about 40 miles

south of the Malaysian capital.

The Coroner's Court closed the inquiry, saying there was insufficient evidence to indicate foul play and that there was no one involved in her death.

Her mother Meabh, one of nearly 50 witnesses who testified, had said she believed her daughter could have been abducted and accused authorities of not taking her concerns seriously.

But police said there was no evidence that Quoirin was kidnapped.

Her parents, appeared solemn on the court proceedings, that were live-streamed as the decision was read.

A lawyer for the family did not immediately respond to a request for comment.