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Nóra Quoirin's family say they 'hope to have more answers soon'

Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nóra

The family of Nóra Quoirin have said the 15-year-old died in extremely complex circumstances and that they "hope to have more answers to their questions soon."

In a statement released this morning, the family said they are struggling to understand the events of the last ten days.

The statement said: “The initial post-mortem results have given some information that help us to understand Nóra’s cause of death. But our beautiful innocent girl died in extremely complex circumstances and we are hoping that soon we will have more answers to our many questions."

The family thanked the Malaysian authorities for their co-operation as the criminal and missing persons investigations continue.

Nóra's family confirmed they will be bringing her home where she will be laid to rest "close to her loving families in France and Ireland."

Nora Quoirin's remains were found in Malaysia on Tuesday, nine days after she went missing from the holiday resort where she was staying with her family

The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity which has been supporting the family, said ongoing investigations remain underway in France, as is standard practice in overseas cases involving French citizens.

In a statement, the charity said: "Whilst investigations are underway we continue to urge an end to public speculation."

The charity confirmed no payments were made in respect of the reward in connection with the discovery of Nóra’s body.

The teenager went missing on August 4 from the resort where she was staying with her family. He body was found 10 days later.

Authorities ruled she likely died of starvation and stress, but a lawyer acting for the Quoirin's said they can't rule out criminal involvement.

Nóra's grandfather Sylvain Quoirin has said he believes the circumstances of what happened to his granddaughter make for a "criminal case".

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