The next day on Aug 4, at 8am, they discovered that Nora was missing from the bedroom that she shared with her two siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure.
Breaking news this afternoon, as global and local media are reporting that a body has been found on the tenth day of a search for missing Irish teenager Nora Quoirin. However it sadly seems likely. "Investigations are underway to confirm the identity and cause of death", it said in a statement.
The statement asks that the privacy of the family and friends be respected.
August 6: Nora's family said they believed her to have been abducted.
The reported discovery comes on the tenth day of the search after European and Malaysian police joined forces to find the 15-year-old who went missing from a Malaysian resort last Sunday morning.
The family are convinced it is a criminal matter but local police initially said there were no signs of foul play.
Missing teenager Nora Quoirin.
Since her disappearance, the authorities have mounted a large-scale search and rescue operation, but were unable to locate any trace of the missing teen until a body was found today.
Some 300 Malaysian searchers aided by drones and sniffer dogs are scouring the forest area near the resort, playing recordings of Nora's mother calling out to her.
August 7: Police said they were analysing unidentified fingerprints found in the family's hotel suite.
"Nora can read like a young child, but she cannot write more than a few words".
Meabh Quoirin made an emotional appeal for help in finding her daughter.