'Bomoh' help in jungle hunt for missing teen

Police are still treating Nora's disappearance as a missing person

The family of the missing Nóra Quoirin has offered a reward for any information leading to the teenager's return.

The family of Nora Anne Quoirin, who has learning and physical disabilities, discovered her missing from the Dusun eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state on August 4, in a case that has baffled police and turned up no evidence so far.

The search for the 15 year old is into its 9th day with 353 people involved in the operation.

Nora vanished from a hotel in southern Negeri Sembilan state and a £10,000 reward has been donated by an anonymous Belfast business to help find her.

The schoolgirl "is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking".

Yesterday morning, a total of 348 personnel were deployed in the search operation, the largest team so far, according to Malaysia's "Malay Mail" newspaper.

The Associated Press reported a Malaysian shaman has joined in the search, adding that police released a video showing a shaman wearing a white skullcap performing rituals in the forest.

They are treating her as a missing person but do not rule out a possible criminal element in her disappearance.

He said: "Tonight I will ask for the spirit to return her... but they will ask for something in exchange".

The family are hopeful that the reward may be of help in the desperate search for Nora.

The 15-year-old was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development, meaning that her communication is limited and she struggles with co-ordination. We know you're searching night and day for Nora.

Thanking locals for their help in search efforts, Ms Quoirin said: "You have given up your time especially at a special festival time", referring to Hari Raya Haji, the Islamic "festival of sacrifice" celebrations.

Police in Malaysia have opened a dedicated hotline for people to call with information regarding the disappearance of Nora Quoirin.

"We see you working so hard and also praying with us and being with us".

Police from France, Ireland and the United Kingdom are providing Malaysian police with support in their quest to locate Nora. She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone.

"We are extremely impressed by the effort, your expertise, your dedication and we hope you find Nora".

Some 300 Malaysian searchers aided by drones and sniffer dogs are scouring the forest area near the resort, playing recordings of Nora's mother calling out to her.

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