Missing Nora Quoirin, 15, was taken by a ‘GENIE’, claims Malaysian shaman brought in by cops to crack case


MALAYSIAN Shamans who have joined cops from Ireland, France and the UK to search for missing Brit teen Nora Quoirin believe she was lured by a “genie”.

As the desperate search for Nora enters its second week, video footage shows the medicine men crying out and praying in the dense jungle for her safe return.


Shaman, who claim to be able to communicate with a spirit world, are also involved in the search[/caption]

The teenager went missing from her bedroom at a jungle resort in Malaysia on Sunday

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The search for 15-year-old Nora Quoirin involves sniffer dogs and over 300 people[/caption]

Wearing skull caps while performing ancient rituals, the shaman sat cross-legged on the jungle floor, and covered their eyes.

One of the medicine men, Shaman Khalid Mohamad, told cops – who were videoing them praying – that he believes the girl was lured by a genie, an invisible spirit believed by Muslims to inhabit the Earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals.

He said in the clip that the genie was drawn to the teen because she has special needs and had chosen Nora, 15, as its step-child.

The clip shows both shaman crying and appealing for the girl’s return.

Shaman Mohamad claimed: “Tonight I will ask for the spirit to return her from where (she was taken) and the condition they took her but they will ask for something in exchange.

“That will be between me and them. Most important now, the child will be released.”

The Shaman added: “She is here now, so we will stay here tonight to see if we can find her then we can know why she went missing.”

Their intervention comes as a £10,000 reward has been offered to help find Nora, and cops in Malaysia have brought in cadaver dogs trained to find dead bodies. A group of hikers has also volunteered to comb the dense jungle.

Tonight I will ask for the spirit to return her from where (she was taken).

Shaman Khalid Mohamad

The Brit mysteriously disappeared from a remote resort last Sunday, sparking an extensive rescue operation involving a helicopter, sniffer dogs, and hundreds of rescuers.

Nora has learning and physical disabilities, and her family 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.

Police believe the teen climbed out through an open window in the living room of the resort cottage, and have listed her as a missing person but do not rule out a possible criminal element.

Her parents believe Nora was abducted because she isn’t independent, has difficulty walking and has never wandered off on her own or become lost despite having been to other Asian and European countries before.

They said she was born with holoprosencephaly, a malformation that causes her to have a smaller brain and has led to learning and physical disabilities.

Sembilan deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said the search team has been expanded to 348 people, including indigenous Negeri, with the hunt now shifted to the nearby Berembun forest reserve.

He said officers from Ireland, France and the UK’s Scotland Yard arrived a few days ago to assist in the investigation but declined to give further details.

The girl’s mum is from Ireland and her dad is French, but the family has lived in London for 20 years.


A member of the search team told MailOnline: “The cadaver dogs are used as well as sniffer dogs as there was no scent found of the girl in the first few days.

“As of yet the dogs have not found anything and that is a good sign.

“In the heat out here a body would be found sooner rather than later.”

It has also emerged Nora is thought to have been barefoot at the time of her disappearance.

Last Friday saw commandos from VAT 69, the Malaysian police’s elite special forces unit, drafted in to help with the effort.

As the additional resources combed the area, cops also began playing voice recordings of Nora’s mum, Meabh, to try to coax the girl out.

And a police forensic team is still analysing fingerprints found in the cottage where she went missing.

Nora is our first child. She is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking. We are appealing to anyone who has information about Nora to help us find her.

Meabh Quoirin


Appearing before cameras on Monday, the girl’s visibly emotional mum said: “Nora 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.

“We are appealing to anyone who has information about Nora to help us find her.”

Meabh said that a reward of 50,000 Malaysian ringgit – approximately £10,000 – has been donated by an anonymous Belfast business, “for any information that directly helps us to find Nora”.


Nora’s parents discovered her missing from her room at the Dusun resort last Sunday morning after putting her to bed the night before wearing only her undergarments.

The family had arrived just a day earlier from London for a two-week “trip of a lifetime” at the resort, which sits 39 miles south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Local police initially treated the disappearance as a missing persons case, insisting they saw no evidence of foul play, but on Wednesday conceded Nora could have been abducted after finding unidentified fingerprints on a window in the living room of the family’s cottage.

Her parents, Meabh and Sebastien, have said from the beginning they believe she was abducted.

Rescuers have been scouring the jungle for more than a week
Nora Quoirin’s parents thanked rescuers for their efforts on Saturday

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The search is focused on the foothills around the resort where the family were staying[/caption]

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An aerial view of the dense jungle surrounding the Dusun Resort[/caption]

A forensics team has been examining the prints, and cops confirmed last week they believed Nora could only have left the property through that window.

After it was found propped open, her family said it would have been impossible for Nora to have opened it on her own.

Fundraising pages to help Nora’s family with the costs they are incurring have so far raised over £100,000.


On Saturday, Nora’s mother Meabh thanked search teams for their hard work.

Speaking through a megaphone in a speech broadcast by local media, she said: “We want to say thank you to each and every one of you.

“We know you’re searching night and day for Nora.

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

“You have given up your time especially at a special festival time,” she said, referring to Hari Raya Haji, the Islamic “festival of sacrifice” celebrations.

Members of a search unit patrol the jungle
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Divers have been searching river beds[/caption]

The search has also included teams of local volunteers
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“To be with us here, it means the world to us.

“We are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us, everyone who is helping here and not from here.

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

“Thank you so much and terima kasih,” she said.

Terima kasih is the Malay term for thank you.


The family had been due to spend two weeks on the 12-acre Dusun Resort next to the Berembun Forest Reserve – 4,000 acres of protected forest rising to 3,900 feet.

The forest has wild boar, deer, giant millipedes, monkeys and leeches, according to the resort’s website.

There are two small villages near the resort where the majority of residents work in the farming sector.

Nora is understood to have been travelling on an Irish passport.

A spokesman for Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs said: “We are aware of the case and providing consular assistance.”

The family has set up an email address where information can be passed on at findnoraq@gmail.com.

The Lucie Blackman Trust charity has also provided a hotline and email address for information.

People can remain anonymous and can call the trust via +44 800 098 8485 or email ops@lbtrust.org.

Nora’s mum said, for those within Malaysia, “if you have any information at all, please call the police hotline here on 01112285058.”

Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin meeting with rescue workers at the weekend
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The teenager vanished last Sunday

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Nora with mum Meabh[/caption]

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