by Theleaders-Online | August 14, 2019 4:43 am
SEREMBAN: An inquest into the death of Nora Anne Quoirin would be held if the post – mortem examination shows evidence, said lawyer Sankara N Nair who is representing the Quoirins.
He confirmed that he would independently contact Attorney General Tommy Thomas for an inquest.
“A copy of the post-mortem results will go to the AG. It’s for him to decide whether an inquest is needed.
“I will inform AG to consider if there needs to be an inquest,” he said during a press conference at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital where the examination is being conducted.
Sankara said the family was distraught after they confirmed the body discovered yesterday was that of their 15-year-old daughter with special needs who had gone missing on August 4.
He also clarified that he had been hired as the family lawyer a day after Nora Anne disappeared.
“I just didn’t emerge as an official lawyer as they were searching and there was no need to publicise that a lawyer has been engaged.
“Now that there is a finding of remains, I thought it best to come in the open,” Sankara said.
He arrived at the hospital this morning after a medical pathology team entered for the post-mortem.
The Quoirin family separately issued a statement earlier today thanking authorities and search-and-rescue operatives for their efforts in locating their daughter but said they were heartbroken by her death.
The teen’s body was discovered yesterday just 2km from the resort, in an area that police said was previously covered by searchers.
The police from Malaysia, the UK and Ireland are standing by in case the post-mortem results in findings of foul play
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