London teen missing in Malaysia isn't independent: parents

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Police believe the teen climbed out through an open window in the living room of the resort cottage, and have listed her as a missing person but do not rule out a possible criminal element.

Loke said: "We have confidence in the SAR team to continue their search and we play a role in providing food and other support to ensure that their morale remains high", he said, expressing hope that the girl will be found soon.

He said police from Ireland, France and the United Kingdom arrived a few days ago to assist in the investigation but declined to give further details.

Nóra Quoirin was on holiday with her parents Meabh and Sebastien in Malaysia when she mysteriously vanished from a rainforest resort about 70km south of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The reward money was donated anonymously by a Belfast-based businessman as the search for the young girl, who has serious learning difficulties, expanded to some 350 people and has now drafted in officers from Scotland Yard, France, Ireland and Interpol.

"Nora is still missing, and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home".

A genie is an invisible spirit Muslims believe can inhibit the Earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of human beings or animals. The search effort has slowly been expanding as the days Nora has been missing slowly turn into weeks.

Their statement said: "We would like to thank our embassies, the local community, and the staff here at the hotel and anyone else who has offered help to find Nora".

In a new video released by the Lucie Blackman Trust, the girl's aunt, Eadaoin Agnew, said the family was devastated but still hopeful.

"That will be between me and them".

Mohamad said the rescue operation has been increased to more than 260 people working on shifts through the night.

August 4: Nora was reported missing after her father discovered she was not in her bedroom at the Dusan Resort at around 8am on Sunday.

What must be going through her mother's head as she awaits news of her daughter, lost in a odd and alien place, terribly vulnerable and unable to get to her for help.

They have held grave concerns for her safety since, as Nora has special needs and has never been anywhere alone.

The parents of an Irish teenager missing for nearly a week in Malaysia have thanked teams taking part in a widespread search operation. Rescuers on Friday also began playing voice recordings of the mother to try to draw the girl out as they combed the hilly forest terrain.

On the weekend, authorities anxious about how long the teenager can survive and believed she could not have gone far from the resort.

A group of volunteers who were part of the search and rescue team found the body after being tipped off by a member of the public.

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