London girl's disappearance in Malaysia treated as abduction

London girl's disappearance in Malaysia treated as abduction

The Dusun is a popular resort, located on the edge of a nearby rainforest, 20 minutes from Seremban, and an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur.

While the family has lived in the United Kingdom for over two decades, it is understood Nora had travelled on an Irish passport, the BBC said.

A 15-year-old girl with a learning disability has gone missing while on holiday in Malaysia, in what police are treating as a possible abduction.

Malaysian police have told the family the incident is being treated as both an abduction and a missing person case, the group told CNN. Police in Malaysia say they do not yet have any signs of foul play in the disappearance of the 15-year-old London schoolgirl.

The teenager's parents reportedly discovered she was not in her room on Sunday at around 6.30am local time and that the window was open.

Nora Quoirin, who has special needs, went missing on August 4 while on a holiday with her family at a nature reserve near Seremban, 39 miles south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

"All officials are still up there at the hotel, we discussed with them all, and God willing, we will continue the search until it is successful", he said. "Her family are with police now".

Speaking from Belfast, Nora's aunt Aisling Agnew said: "Nora's parents and relatives in Ireland and France are distraught by her disappearance".

The family from London arrived in Malaysia from the United Kingdom on Saturday for a two week trip in the Southeast Asian country.

The area where Nora and her family were staying.

"Nora would not know how to get help and would never leave her family voluntarily".

Police are mobilizing their canine unit in an attempt to find the young girl, who is estimated to have gone missing in the early hours of Sunday morning.

She added: "To my knowledge the French government and the Irish government are helping them and it would be great if other agencies or governments worldwide could support them".

A spokesperson for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed, "We are aware of the case and providing consular assistance".

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