June 20, 2024

‘Many dark areas need to be cleared up’ – Tragic Nóra Quoirin’s grandfather


THE French grandfather of tragic teenager Nóra Quoirin has said there are “many dark areas that need to be cleared up” regarding her death.

Nora’s body was found on Tuesday in the Malaysian rainforest, after a search that lasted ten days. A post mortem found the 15-year-old died from internal bleeding, thought to be caused by prolonged hunger and stress.

In an interview with The Irish Times, Sylvain Quoirin said he doubts his granddaughter would have wandered off by herself in the dark of night.

And he said he finds it hard to believe the search group would not have found her the first time they searched the area where she was eventually found.

“She wasn’t there yet. Someone put her there, to get rid of her,” Mr Quoirin said.

“Can you imagine her walking 2.5km, naked and barefoot, over rocks, in the middle of the night?

“For me, that’s absurd.”

Sylvian described Nóra as being very attached and dependent on her parents as she was a very vulnerable person.

“If she went out alone by mistake, she would have banged on the door and screamed to be let back in,” he said.

He went on to say there are many “dark areas that need to be cleared up for the family to be able to grieve in peace”.




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