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A heartbreaking voice recording of missing Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin's mum was used by police in the Malaysian jungle yesterday, as day five of the search took place.

The recording was played on loudspeakers near the Dusun resort in Negeri Sembilan where Nóra went missing. Her Belfast-born mum, Meabh, said;

“Nóra darling, I love you. Mum is here.” The Irish Times reports that voices of other relatives have been recorded for use in the case as well.

Search-and-rescue teams, Indigenous trackers and members of special forces remain hopeful in their efforts to find the missing 15-year-old, who has learning and developmental disabilities.

The family have spoken out after police leading the investigation wouldn't rule out a "criminal element" in the search for Nóra.

The 15-year-old came to the resort on Saturday for a two-week holiday with her mum, her French father Sebastien and her younger siblings. The resort is roughly 63km from Kuala Lampur.

The family are based in London, but the teen apparently has an Irish passport. Her dad raised the alarm on Sunday at 8am after Nóra was not found in her room, and the family believe she was abducted.

Meabh and Sebastien insist that their daughter would never have wandered off on her own in the middle of the night.

The police force analysed fingerprints found in a resort cottage from which Nóra was reported missing, with deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman saying investigations were ongoing to identify the prints which were at an open living room window, rather than the bedroom where she was sleeping.

Police stated they were “not ruling out any possibility” and that they believed Nóra was still in the local area. While initial reports commented that Nóra’s bedroom window was opened, the police have denied this.

Divers have been searching the river which runs through the forest, and helicopters have been deployed. Indigenous Orang Asli people are also aiding the search, and trackers from the Senoi Praaq special unit.

Her family said in a statement: “We must remain hopeful. Nóra is still missing, and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home.”

Her relatives have expressed thanks to the Royal Malaysian Police, the search-and-rescue teams, and the emergency services “for all they have done for us in this difficult time”.

They are “completely overwhelmed” by the support they have received worldwide and are appreciative of the assistance of French, British and Irish police.

There is no evidence of foul play, but police are ruling nothing out. Sniffer dogs haven't picked up a trace of the missing teen, and about 250 search-and-rescue personnel have taken part in the search.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Star newspaper in Malaysia assessed that the total number of people reported missing in the Malaysian jungle this year has been noticeably higher than the past three years.

Fire-and-rescue department operations director Abdul Wahab Mat Yasin said that since January, there were 252 cases of people reported lost.

In the past, the Malaysian authorities have been criticised for inaction on numerous cases, such as that of Malaysian-born Australian citizen Annapuranee Jenkins in 2017. She has never been found.

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Gardaí have uncovered a gun in the search for missing man Trevor Deely.

The 22-year-old disappeared after his office Christmas party in Dublin in the year 2000.

The Gardaí have been searching an area of derelict land in Chapelizod following a tip-off. 

The gun was reportedly found yesterday, according to The Irish Times. 

The last known sighting of Trevor Deely was captured by a CCTV camera at the junction of Haddington Road and Baggot Street on the night of December 8 at around 4am.

The CCTV footage shows a man dressed all in black following him.

It has not been confirmed if the gun is linked to Mr Deely's disappearance.

Gardaí will continue to search the site. 

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Gardaí are set to continue a search operation in Chapelizod for the body of Trevor Deely who vanished in 2000.

Originally form Naas, Co Kildare, the 22-year-old was last seen walking home from a Christmas party shortly after 4am in December 2000.

The three acre site in South Dublin, some eight kilometres from where Trevor was last seen, has been sealed off and the search is expected to take a number of weeks.

The latest search effort comes after officers received fresh information suggesting that Trevor's remains may have been buried there.

It's understood that there has been no request for the €100,000 reward on offer.

Detective Inspector Paul Costello says the search area remains closed to the public until further notice.

“This is a woodland area which is adjacent to the R112 at Chapelizod and it runs down to the banks of the river Liffey and all that area is restricted to the public.”

The latest development in the 17-year-old mystery comes after Gardaí began a cold case review last December, which led to the release of newly enhanced footage of Trevor speaking to an unidentified man outside his office.

However, Gardaí say the new search operation is not based on this information, which emerged in April of this year, and the identity of the man in the CCTV footage is still unknown.

It's believed officers have mapped out certain areas to focus on and have also received assistance from experts in land searchers.

The Garda Dog Unit is also expected to be involved in the search.

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The Catholic Grandparents Association are on the hunt for Ireland’s longest married couple.

The group are based in Westport, Co. Mayo and, like the rest of us, they are looking for the answer to the eternal question: what is the secret to a happy, long-lasting marriage?

If you know someone who might have the answer (they don’t have to be your grandparents), and have been married for ideally 65 years or more, you can let the organisation know by emailing: catholicgrandparents@gmail.com.

We are big fans of a good love-story here in SHEmazing! so we'll definitely be keeping an ear open for the results of this nation-wide search. It's such a nice idea!

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