Malaysian police said a body recovered during the search for Nora Quoirin has been identified as the missing 15-year-old London teenager.
The teenager, who has special needs, disappeared from the jungle resort of Dusan in the south of the country on August 4.
Local media said the search and rescue team received a call from a member of the public that led them to human remains 1.2 miles from the resort.
Nora Quoirin had been missing since August 4
The Lucie Blackman Trust, which has handled media for the Quoirin family, said the body had been identified.
On Monday Nora’s mother Meabh appeared in front of cameras and said Nora was born with the brain defect holoprosencephaly and had difficulty walking.
“Nora is our first child. She has been vulnerable since the day she was born. She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking,” she said.
“She is not like other teenagers. She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone.”
The National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police and Irish police have been supporting Malaysian police with the case.