SEREMBAN: The post-mortem examination on the body of Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin will be conducted at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, here, at 10am tomorrow.
State police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said this was to determine the cause of the 15-year-old‘s death.
“We have requested a senior pathologist from Kuala Lumpur to conduct it tomorrow,” he told reporters at the hospital mortuary after Nora Anne’s parents, Sebastien and Meabh, had identified the body found earlier today as their missing daughter.
Mohamad said once the results of the post-mortem was known, further investigations would be conducted.
As such, he said, the operations at The Dusun resort, where Nora Anne had gone missing on Aug 4, would not be stood down as yet.
Nora Anne’s remains were flown to the hospital after it was discovered by a group of hikers who had volunteered to help search for her.
She had disappeared on Aug 4, just a day after the Quoirin family of five had arrived in Malaysia for a two-week holiday.
A distinctly heavy air enveloped the hospital mortuary area earlier as Sebastien and Meabh arrived to identify the remains.
Even members of the press who had been covering the case since the beginning felt the sadness, knowing what had been said earlier by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor, that police were “very certain” the body found earlier was that of Nora Anne.
They waited patiently, weary as they were after 10 days of the search, yet knowing that as hard as it was for them, nothing could be as difficult as what the Quoirin family was going through.
When Sebastien and Meabh finally turned up, the media were caught off guard as they were brought in through a different entrance of the forensics department.
The couple were seen only from afar, hugging in an attempt to comfort each other as they walked into the mortuary.
After some 10 minutes, several other people believed to be relatives of the Quoirin family, were also seen walking to the mortuary.
However, they declined to speak when approached.
The forensics department was also buzzing with police and government officials, including Deputy Women, Family, and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.