Led by team leader Kenny Chan, the men and women set off to follow a trail on a palm oil plantation about 1.2miles from where Nora disappeared on August 4th.Hikers burst into tears when they found Nora's body which looked as 'if she were sleeping’
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A spokesman for the Lucie Blackman Trust, which had been helping the family with their search, said the parents still have questions over why it took so long to find Nora's body - which was discovered next to a waterfall not far from their resort more than a week after she disappeared.
'One of those questions is, has the body been there all the time or is there a criminal involvement? Was the body dumped there afterwards?' spokesman Matt Searle said.
Sean Yeap was part of a group of volunteers who found Nora's body and said he believes that Nora was not in the spot when search teams first passed through.
I don’t really agree it’s you. In the cases I’ve followed, the police only say they suspect foul play if they have strong evidence. Until there is evidence, they always assure everyone that, although they’re open to the possibility of foul play, this is a missing persons case.To say anyone is xenophobic is a massive dramatisation of what is being said. Common sense will tell you that no country, especially one that relies on tourism funds so much, will want a child holidaymaker murder on their hands. It’s for that very reason plus lack of ANY evidence that they grasped onto the missing person tag for so long, no one would want to cause a knee jerk reaction unnecessarily, especially when eyes from Britain, Ireland and France are watching the case unfold.
Take Tunisia for eg, the ISIS attack in Sousse took the country to their knees, countries wouldn’t put flights on or offer holiday packages for a long time, countless hotels closed, thousands left unemployed, the place was barren because of that incident. It is fair to make judgment that there could be a possibility that the Malaysian government/police will want to keep this as under wraps as they can within reason, luckily there are representatives from various countries over there who will hopefully oversee proceedings.
IMO, and it’s only MO, I believe there are only 2 options in this case:
The first one being that Nora left the room herself, no one would be concerned about her making her way downstairs to use the bathroom, I believe she then left, got lost and ended up having a terrible accident.
If it turns out that there’s a form of foul play involved I do not believe that she was abducted from the room, they had only arrived that day, not enough time to allow a perpetrator to scope the situation, their habits etc. A perpetrator runs a massive risk of being caught when not prepared. I believe if some harm has came to Nora at the hands of someone else that this could only of happened when she was wandering about the forest unaccompanied and it was an opportunist situation.
Someone mentioned Alisha McFall earlier as a comparison - yes, she was taken from her grandparents home without anyone being alerted but remember, she was taken by a family friend (I use that term lightly), who knew the family dynamics and their routine, it wasn’t an opportunist abduction.