The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle, has extended condolences on behalf of the people of Derry and Strabane to the parents, family and friends of Nora Quoirin.

The body of the 15-year-old (pictured) was found beside a stream about 1.6 miles (2.5km) from the jungle resort of Dusun on Tuesday.

Post mortem results showed she died from internal bleeding probably caused by starvation and stress and passed away two or three days before she was found.

Malaysian police said there was no suspicion the 15-year-old, who was discovered following a 10-day search, was the victim of foul play.

She was described by her family as vulnerable having been born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development.

Her Irish-French parents, Meabh and Sebastian, previously said they didn't believe she would have wandered off alone and feared she had been abducted.

Reflecting on the teenager’s tragic death on holiday with her parents, Cllr Boyle said: “Like everyone I have been closely following this sad story as it’s unfolded in recent days. It has deeply touched everyone in our city and district, and I would like to send our support and prayers to Nora’s family at this very difficult time.

“There are no words to express the sadness we feel at the news that has emerged about Nora’s death, as a parent it is unimaginable. But I hope it’s of some comfort that she has touched the lives of every one of us as we have learned more about Nora during this sad time. I extend our deepest condolences on behalf of everyone in Derry and Strabane.”

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