- Police handout pic, August 12, 2019.
A £10,000 reward has been offered by a British company for information leading to the return of missing teenager Nora Quoirin.
The search for a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously vanished from a Malaysian forest resort entered a second week on Sunday, with no letup despite a major Muslim festival amid rising concerns for her safety.
Police are treating her disappearance as a missing person case, however they have not ruled out a possible criminal element.
He said police from Ireland, France and the United Kingdom arrived a few days ago to assist in the investigation but declined to give further details.
Quoirin's family, which has lived in London for 20 years, arrived August 3 for a two-week stay at the Dusun, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 63 kilometers (39 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur.More news: Emotional Hong Kong Leader Urges Calm Amid Protests, Airport Reopens
Her family offered a 50,000 ringgit ($11,900) reward, donated by a Belfast business, for information that could lead to her return, said The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity that supports the families of British people missing overseas.
"She has been vulnerable since the day she was born, and our hearts are breaking" Nora's mother Maebh said.
The 15-year-old was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development, meaning that her communication is limited and she struggles with co-ordination.
"We see you working so hard and also praying with us and being with us", she says.
On Monday, a handful of traditional shamans - known locally as "bomoh" - appeared to go into a trance in the jungle as they conducted rituals to help locate her.
Malaysian cops are stepping up their hunt for the missing girl.More news: US recession concerns rising with trade war, Goldman says
The video showed the shaman crying and appealing for the girl's return.
"That will be between me and them. Most important now, the child will be released", he said in the video.
Nora's parents discovered her missing from her bed with the room windows wide open on the morning of August 4, after the family had arrived in the southeast Asian nation for the "holiday of a lifetime".
The search operation has so far included aerial searches, thermal detectors, sniffer dogs, indigenous trackers and elite commando forces.
A group of hikers also volunteered to comb the forests.
Her family had said that due to Nora's illness, she is "very shy and can be quite anxious" with strangers, hence unlikely to wander away from her parents.More news: Fortnite World Cup champion swatted while live on Twitch