THE FAMILY of Nóra Quoirin are to challenge the ruling of an inquest which found that their daughter died by 'misadventure'.
Nóra Quoirin was 15 years old when she went missing while on holiday in a remote area of Malaysia in August 2019.
A large-scale search was launched for the missing girl, who was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder that affects brain development, but her body was tragically found in the jungle ten days later.
Nora’s parents have long suspected a third party of being involved in her death and have previously criticised the Malaysian authorities handling of the case; they state it is likely she was kidnapped, and would not have left the hotel room on her own due to her disabilities.
However, coroner Maimoonah Aid’s report at the inquest said there was no sign that the teen was killed as a result of homicide or suicide, and the inquest ruled she had died by misadventure with no third party involvement.
An autopsy found that the teenage girl likely died from internal bleeding and starvation.
Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin's lawyer, S Sakthyvell, said that Nóra's parents plan to file a request for the ruling to be revised in the high court, as the inquest 'raised questions', and Meabh believes her daughter's body was left by someone in the area where she was eventually found by search and rescue services.
Mr Sakthyvell told the AFP news agency that the Quoirin family will submit their challenge to the high court "as soon as possible", but could not give a definite date as to when the appeal would begin.
Should that challenge fail, the Quoirin family can lodge one final challenge at Malaysia's court of appeal.