Reward offered in search for missing Irish teenager


The family of missing Irish teenager, Nora Quoirin, is offering a reward of over ten thousand euro for information on her whereabouts.

15-year-old Nóra disappeared on Sunday August 4th from the Dusun Holiday Resort near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, where she was staying with her parents.

Nora's parents discovered her missing from her bed with the room windows wide open on the morning of August 4, after the family had arrived in the southeast Asian nation for the "holiday of a lifetime".

The teenager has learning disabilities, her family added.

Nora has been missing for more than a week. Photo: Facebook/ Tosh Zhang. "We are appealing to anyone who has information on Nora to help us find her", the distraught mother said.

The family are hopeful that the reward may be of help in the desperate search for Nora.

Nora's mother Meabh and her French father Sebastien believe she was abducted.

"Nora is our first child".

The 15-year-old was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development, meaning that her communication is limited and she struggles with co-ordination. "She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking, We are appealing to anyone who has information about Nora to help us to find her", she said.

Nora's parents have broken their silence. The money is expected to be used by the family to cover expenses for the search.

Gardaí and members of the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police are supporting the Malaysian police with the case. The search effort has slowly been expanding as the days Nora has been missing slowly turn into weeks.

Her aunt set up an online fundraising page in the aftermath of her disappearance, which has so far collected more than €97,000.

"If you have any information at all, please call the police hotline here on 01112285058 or email [email protected] from outside Malaysia".

But in a press conference, Assistant Commissioner Che Zaharia refused to reveal detail about the criminal investigation.

Rescuers on Friday also began playing voice recordings of the mother to try to draw the girl out as they combed the hilly forest terrain.

"Nora darling, I love you".

A number of Sharmans are involved in the search effort.

He said: "Tonight I will ask for the spirit to return her... but they will ask for something in exchange".

"She looks younger, she is not capable of taking care of herself, and she won't understand what is going on".