Family of missing Nóra Quoirin offer €10,000 reward for information leading to her return
The family of Nóra Quoirin is offering a cash reward for information that leads to her return.
An anonymous Belfast business has donated 50,000 Malay ringgit – or the equivalent of about €10,600 – for the reward in the hopes of finding the missing 15-year-old, reports the Irish Times.
In a statement, the Quoirin family renewed their appeal for information about their daughter and said that their hearts were breaking.
"Nóra is our first child. She has been vulnerable since the day she was born. She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking," they said.
"We are appealing to anyone who has information about Nora to help us find her.”
Over a week missing
Nóra, who has learning and developmental disabilities, was reported missing from the cottage she and her family were staying in at a Malaysian jungle resort last Sunday 4 August.
She, her French father Sebastian, Belfast-born mother Meabh and two younger siblings had arrived the previous day for a two-week holiday.
Sebastian discovered that she was in not in her bedroom at around 8am and a large-scale manhunt was immediately launched.
Nóra's family believe that their daughter was abducted as they say it would be out of character for her to wander out of the cottage and into the jungle.
After initially treating it as a missing persons case, Malay police conceded that it may have been an abduction when unidentified finger prints were found in the cottage.
Over 350 people as well as a helicopter, drones and sniffer dogs have been combing the area around the resort for the past week.
Two separate GoFundMe campaigns to help with the family's costs have amassed donations of over €110,000.