Family Confirms Body Found In Malaysia Is Missing 15-Year-Old London Girl
Malaysian police said Tuesday the family of a missing 15-year-old London girl has positively identified a naked body found near the nature resort where she disappeared over a week ago.
A body believed to be a missing 5-year-old Utah girl was found Wednesday less than a block from her home, bringing a wide-ranging search to a grim close five days after the child was taken from her home and killed by her uncle, police said. The family of British teenager Nora Quoirin, whose body has been found in Malaysia, have said their "hearts are broken".
Nora, who had special needs, was found just over a mile away from the Dusun resort on Tuesday.
The 15-year-old Londoner had been on holiday with her family when she disappeared from her room on 4 August.
In a statement, her family thanked the 350 people who had been hunting for Nora in dense jungle near the resort.
They added: "Nora has brought people together, especially from France, Ireland, Britain and Malaysia, united in their love and support for her and her family.
"She has truly touched the whole world. JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, is being "uncooperative" with investigators, police said. Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of killing a Southern California girl more than 45 years ago. James Neal, 72, was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the death of 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe in Newport Beach. (Feb. 20)