The French prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of Irish and French teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, found dead in Malaysia.
According to his spokesman to Reuters, French prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the kidnapping case on August 9.
It is understood that the agency frequently launched investigations into cases involving French citizens abroad. Nora’s mother is from Belfast, and her father is French.
Quoirin family lawyer Sankara N Nair had earlier called on Malaysian police to accept the offer of French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to assist in the investigation into the teen’s death.
“It is a very good proposal. I hope the police receive this help, “Nair said.