Breaking news this afternoon, as global and local media are reporting that a body has been found on the tenth day of a search for missing Irish teenager Nora Quoirin.
The teenager, who is of Irish and French parentage, went missing at the Dusun resort near Kuala Lumpur shortly after arriving with her family 10 days ago. However it sadly seems likely.
According to reports, police said they are unable to confirm if the body is male or female and will now carry out a forensic examination.
In a statement, the Quoirin family said their hearts were breaking.
On the 9th day of SAR operations (12th August), Nora's family previously announced they were offering a RM50,000 reward to anyone with information that could help with investigations in hopes that their daughter would be found soon.
August 6: Nora's family said they believed her to have been abducted.
A body has been found in the hunt for missing British teen Nora Quoirin, right, in the Malaysian jungle, police sources say.
A spokesman for The Lucie Blackman Trust, a missing persons charity which is handling media enquiries for Nora's family, said it was "likely" to be her.
A number of vehicles, including forensics vans, have been seen heading onto the area where the body was found.
The prints were at an open window in a downstairs hall, not in the bedroom upstairs where the girl was sleeping with her siblings, deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman said.
Missing teenager Nora Quoirin.
The discovery was made by a member of the public on the tenth day of an intensive search of the jungle surrounding the eco-resort where she was on holiday. She has a good memory but she can not understand anything conceptual.