London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed
SEREMBAN, Malaysia — Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing she succumbed to intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress.
Nora Anne Quoirin’s body was discovered Tuesday beside a small stream about 1.6 miles from the Dusun eco-resort after she disappeared from her family’s cottage on Aug. 4.
Negeri Sembilan state police Chief Mohamad Mat Yusop said the autopsy found no evidence the teenager had been abducted or raped. She was estimated to have been dead two or three days when her naked body was found, he said. ‘‘The cause of death was upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer, complicated with perforation . . . it could be due to a lack of food for a long period of time and due to prolonged stress,’’ he said.
Mohamad said some bruises were on the girl’s legs but wouldn’t cause her death. Samples taken from her body will be sent to a chemistry department for analysis, he said.
Quoirin’s family has said she wouldn’t wander off alone as she had learning and physical disabilities.