“Nora will always be in our hearts,” said Nora Anne Quoirin’s family in a statement on her Facebook page here Wednesday.
The family also thanked the search and rescue team for trying their best. They also thanked billions of the people on the internet for the concerns and prayers.
They also thanked the locals for their help, as well as prayers and support from the public.
“Nora Anne has successfully unified France, Ireland, Britain and this country on a mission to find it together and give her support and love.
“She (Nora Anne) not only touches the hearts of Malaysians, but also the whole world. To all our friends and family at home, we thank you for this love.
According to eye witnesses outside the hospital before the autopsy, Nora’s mother broke out with tears.
“Nora has always been in our hearts as a family. She is a special girl and we love her very much. We were very impressed with her passing. Our hearts are melting.
“We will always love Nora,” he said in a statement here on Wednesday.
The statement was issued by the Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity corporation that manages media-related affairs for the victims’ families.
Nora Anne, who had problems with her condition, was reported missing at a beach resort here on Aug 4 before authorities launched a SAR operation to track down the Irish teenager.
After 10 days of searching, the girl’s body was found in a ravine near the river about 2.5 kilometers from the resort.
Body of Nora Anne was at Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, for the autopsy.
Since the body of Nora Anne found, billions of netizens surfed in to her updates with their condolences and in support of the family.
The autopsy report of Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, will be referred to the Attorney General’s Chambers for further action.
Nora Anne’s family lawyer, Sankaran Nair, said he would ask the Attorney General to consider whether the inquest should be taken in this case.
“Usually a sudden death requires an inquest. I will ask the Attorney General to consider whether an inquest is necessary in this case.
“For now, it is too early to determine whether the victim is a criminal element or not, we need to wait for the autopsy report to be released before further action is taken,” he said.
Further, Sankaran said the family of the victim was also present this morning as a procedure before the autopsy was started.
Asked on what action the family would take next, he said the matter had not been discussed because it had to wait for the autopsy results.
“We are still thinking about the next step. As the new family goes through a very sad second I may think they have not been able to explain the next step.
“It is difficult for me to describe their feelings at this time who have been so traumatized by the incident,” he said.
However, he said Nora Anne’s family would like to thank the police and the authorities involved directly in the search and rescue (SAR) operation.
Meanwhile, Sembilan Deputy Chief of Police, Senior Assistant Commissioner Zakaria Othman said Nora Anne’s autopsy to determine the exact cause of death was expected to take more than three hours.
“The autopsy will take between two to three hours before the report is obtained,” he told reporters at the Forensic Department, Tuanku Jaafar Hospital here.
The body of the Irish teen was found in a wooded area near the teen’s family’s resort, at 1.57pm yesterday.
It was found by a group of volunteer climbers who also participated in SAR operations.