The lawyer of the family of an Irish teenager who was found dead in Malaysia said on Wednesday August 14th they will not demand a criminal investigation into the incident, giving the police the space to decide the next steps.
The naked body of missing Nora Anne Quoirin was found on Tuesday August 13th near a jungle stream about 77 kilometres south of the capital Kuala Lampur, ten days after her disappearance.
"They won’t press for anything because in this country, even in most countries, it has to be done by the police rather than you pressing for anything," lawyer Sankara N Nair told Reuters.
"They have to go on evidence. The family is totally distraught. Totally overwhelmed."
The police have treated the disappearance of Quoirin as a missing person case, refusing to designate it as abduction at the request of the Quoirin family earlier in August, according to media reports.
Over 200 searchers, dogs and two drones were deployed to comb through the thickly forested area surrounding the Dusun resort in Seremban in the hunt for the missing girl.