Police are very certain that a female body found in the hunt for Nora Quoirin

Police are 'very certain' that a naked female body found in the hunt for Nora Quoirin is the missing British teenager, the police chief leading the search in the Malaysian jungle revealed today. The discovery was made by a volunteer searcher on the tenth day of an intensive search of the area surrounding the eco-resort where she was on holiday. It was found near a waterfall around a mile away from the villa where the family were staying when the 15-year-old vanished. Nora (left) had told her family she was 'excited' to visit a waterfall when she arrived at the resort, a volunteer searcher told MailOnline. Malaysia's Deputy Inspector General of Police Mazn Mazlan said the body was found near a stream in an area that had previously been searched. The body was winched out of the jungle by helicopter (top right) and flown to Serenbam hospital (centre). Her parents, Frenchman Sebastien, 47, and Irish woman Meabh (bottom right), face the harrowing ordeal of identifying a body in the mortuary.

Police are very certain that a female body found in the hunt for Nora Quoirin
Police are 'very certain' that a naked female body found in the hunt for Nora Quoirin

Police are 'very certain' that a naked female body found in the hunt for Nora Quoirin is the missing British teenager, the officer leading the search in the Malaysian jungle revealed today.

The discovery was made by a volunteer hiker on the tenth day of an intensive search of the area surrounding the eco-resort where she was on holiday.   

It was found near a waterfall around a mile away from the villa where the family were staying when the 15-year-old vanished.

Nora had told her family she was 'excited' to visit a waterfall when she arrived at the resort, a volunteer searcher told MailOnline.  

The body was found near a stream in an area that had previously been searched, said Malaysia's Deputy Inspector General of Police Mazlan Mansor.

State Police chief Mohammed Yusop said: 'I can confirm a body has been found in the Betembum mountains. It is not in an accessible place'.  

He said the white-skinned body was intact and forensics and a pathologist rushed to the scene after the police hotline was alerted at around 2pm local time.

Malaysian police are 'very certain' that naked body found in jungle is Nora Quoirin: Searchers make grim discovery near waterfall that missing British teenager was 'excited to visit' a mile from eco-resort where she was staying

    Nora Quoirin, who has learning difficulties, disappeared on August 4 in Malaysia
    A white-skinned female body was found today around a mile from eco-resort
    Body found by a waterfall and has not been identified but is believed to be Nora
    The body was found near a stream in an area that had previously been searched
    It has been airlifted to hospital and her parents are on their way to identity it
    Police say they are 'very certain' that the body is that of the British teenager
    Nora, 15, told her family she was 'excited' to visit a waterfall, a searcher said 

An autopsy would determine a cause of death and would not comment if the teenager had any visible injuries, he said.

The body was winched out of the jungle by helicopter and flown to Serenbam hospital.  

Her parents, Frenchman Sebastien, 47, and Irish woman Meabh, face the harrowing ordeal of identifying the body in the mortuary.

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