The post-mortem examination results of French-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin showed she died of starvation.
Malaysia State police chief Datuk Mohamaad Mat Yusop said official cause of death was upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer complicated by perforation, meaning there was internal bleeding in the intestines due to an ulcer which was brought on by starvation.
He said police had ruled out foul play in Nora Anne’s death, adding that there were no signs of kidnapping or rape.
Mohamad said Nora Anne died two or three days before her body was found on Tuesday.
“The cause of death was due to ruptured intestines which could be because she had no food for a long period and also long term stress,” he told reporters at the state police headquarters.
When asked if Nora Anne died of starvation, Mohamad said yes.
“There were some scratches and light wounds found on her leg. However, that did not point towards the cause of her death. Several samples from Nora Anne’s body have been sent to the Chemistry Department to analyse for a more detailed post-mortem result,” he added.
Mohamad also said no element of abduction was found and that her case was still being investigated as a missing person.
The post-mortem examination began at 11.45am yesterday and only ended at 9pm.
It was conducted by Kuala Lumpur Hospital pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng and Dr Hanif Mohammad of HTJ, assisted by specialists from the Petaling Jaya Chemistry and Forensics departments.
On reports that French police are conducting investigations as abduction, Mohamad said they had nothing to do with it. However he stressed that authorities from France, England and Ireland are working closely with the investigation.