(CNN)The family of Nora Quoirin, the 15-year-old girl with learning disabilities who was found dead this week in a remote Malaysian rainforest, says it needs answers to its "many questions" about her disappearance.
Nora Quoirin's family says it has 'many questions' about the teenager's death
Quoirin's unclothed body was found on Tuesday after a nine-day search and an autopsy concluded she likely died from intestinal bleeding caused by starvation and stress.
But the girl's parents, who initially believed she might have been abducted after they found her missing from their resort on the morning of August 4, said they are "still struggling to understand the events of the last 10 days."
"The initial post-mortem results have given some information that help us to understand Nóra's cause of death," her family said in a statement. "But our beautiful innocent girl died in extremely complex circumstances and we are hoping that soon we will have more answers to our many questions. We are still struggling to understand the events of the last 10 days."
The family added: "Today the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Minister for the State paid their respects to our family. We had the opportunity to thank them for everything that the Malaysian government, police, search and rescue teams, local people and volunteers have done to help us. Tragically, as we know, this wasn't enough to save Nóra."
"We will be bringing Nóra home where she will finally be laid to rest, close to her loving families in France and Ireland," the statement says.
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Mohamad Mat Yusop, the police chief of Negeri Sembilan state, said an autopsy showed no evidence that Quoirin had been abducted or raped.
"There were some abrasion and bruises on her leg but they were not likely to have led to her death," said Yusop.
Search teams and local volunteers scoured the area around the resort for days before finding Quoirin's body.
The teenager was born with holoprosencephaly, a rare disorder affecting the brain's development. Her communication abilities were limited and she could write just a few words. The disorder also affected her balance and coordination.
The Dusun resort, where the family were staying, is in a remote area 800 feet above sea level in the Titiwangsa mountain range. It contains six houses, each surrounded by rainforest, and has capacity for just 20 guests.