The French Justice has opened a preliminary investigation to clarify the disappearance and death of the French-French minor Nora Quoirin in Malaysia, sources from the Paris Prosecutor's Office told Efe on Wednesday.
The Prosecutor's Office opened the investigation on Friday under the charge of kidnapping and has commissioned the investigations to the Central Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons (OCRVP).
The opening of an investigation in France is a usual procedure at the time when there are French victims abroad.
Quoirin arrived in Malaysia on August 3 with his family to spend two weeks on vacation, but the next morning he was not in his room, which had the window open, and his relatives warned of his disappearance.
The 15-year-old girl had a developmental and learning disability, and physical difficulties that prevented her from moving easily, so her relatives pointed to the possibility of kidnapping.
Malaysian authorities on Tuesday located a body near the hotel where he disappeared, in a nature reserve in that country, and his family recognized his body that same day.
The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, thanked the Malaysian Executive "for his great response and exceptional mobilization in searches carried out since the disappearance", and advanced that the Gallic authorities are at your disposal to clarify the circumstances from what has occured.
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