French-Irish teen’s Malaysia death ruled misadventure

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A French-Irish teenager with learning difficulties died by misadventure after disappearing in the Malaysian jungle on a family holiday and no one else was involved, a coroner ruled yesterday.

The family of Nora Quoirin said they were “utterly disappointed” by the verdict, which also saw the coroner rule there was no sign the 15-year-old was murdered or sexually assaulted.

The teen’s body was discovered after a massive hunt through the rainforest following her disappearance from a resort outside Kuala Lumpur in 2019.