Nora Quoirin: Police say teen died of intestinal damage caused by hunger and stress

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A 15-year-old girl who disappeared from a jungle resort in Malaysia starved and died of intestinal rupture, local police have said.

Nora Quoirin's body was discovered following a 10-day search after she went missing on a family holiday.

The results of the post-mortem examination were revealed by police investigators on Thursday.

They say she died of intestinal damage likely to have been caused by prolonged hunger and stress.

Officers also say there are  no signs the 15-year-old from London was kidnapped or raped.

Nora, who was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and was described by her family as "vulnerable", disappeared on Sunday August 4.

Her body was found on Tuesday beside a small stream about 1.6 miles from the resort of Dusun, where she had been on holiday with her parents and two siblings.

Nora's devastated family previously said their "hearts are broken" and paid tribute to her as "the truest, most precious girl".

They said Nora, who lived in London and was the daughter of French-Irish parents, had "truly touched the world" after her disappearance sparked a huge search operation in Malaysia and well-wishes across the globe.

Police insist there's no suspicion of foul play “for the time being”. 

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