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On August 10th, Meabh Quoirin gave a statement about her daughter Nora who had been missing in Malaysia since August 4th. On August 13th, the child was found dead at a waterfall the mother later claimed Nora was looking forward to seeing. She didn’t advise police to look at the waterfall for her when reporting her missing. It was determined that Nora had died around 3 days before her dead body was found. Keep that in mind as it could become a keypoint in the timeline whether or not the child was dead or alive at the time the statement was made and if the statement indicates knowledge of such.
— Howard Johnson (@Howardrjohnson) August 10, 2019
Here is a transcript:
morning, everyone. Um…
We want to say thank you to each and everyone of you.
We knew you are searching night and day for Nora.
We see you working so hard and and also praying with us, being with us.
We know you have given up your time, especially on a special festival time, uh,
to be with us here. It means the world to us and we are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us. Everyone here and everyone who is helping who is not here, we are, um, extremely impressed with uh the effort, your expertise, your dedication and we we we hope you find Nora and thank you so much, terimah kasi.
Here is what stands out:
1) No appeal to potential abductors
“Please let her go, don’t hurt her, call us, we will give you anything you want, please feed her, be kind to her”
In the case of a disappearance, abduction is a strong possibility. Not appealing to those who might have your child shows:
a) she knows that there are no abductors. She knows what happened to Nora and an abduction wasn’t it
b) she knows that Nora is beyond help
2) No appeal to Nora
There are women whose children had been missing for decades, yet every chance they get, they reach out just in case the tiny possibility of the missing kid hearing her might come true. It is reasonable denial aligned with motherly instinct. At no point does the mother appeal to Nora.
“Please go to the police, come home”
She knows that Nora cannot hear her and won’t hear her. Not directly and not through others.
3) No appeal to the public
She thanks the law enforcement officers extensively for what? Not finding her daughter? She doesn’t say “if anybody out there has seen Nora, please help her, call police”. She doesn’t want anyone to have seen anything or is confident nobody has seen anything. She knows that this is an avenue not worth taking. She has resigned from actively seeking Nora.
4) No real appeal to police
Not thanking them without results. “Find Nora! We will find her, please look and find her”. She is satisfied with what they have accomplished so far which is not having found Nora. This is not expected.
The ingratiation is excessive. From “Good morning” to finding every way possible to praise them. She wants them on her side. Not in terms of finding Nora, but believing her.
What else stands out:
“We” and “us”, not “I” and “me”.
The statement is not only prepared, but rehearsed. It shows previously having agreed upon something. Preparation is not unexpected, but exclusively stating something prepared is not natural considering the circumstances. “Find her, please, find our baby”. It lacks current emotions. No energy goes into the search, but all of it goes to befriending and “the world”.
It was also reported that the husband was told to go to the police station as they wouldn’t come out to their resort. “But the crime happened here” was what he supposedly replied which if true would be a major red flag.
Notice also the order of priorities. “We hope that you will find Nora” stands out not just because it is stated almost at the very end, but because “hope” admits defeat. Hope lacks determination. Hope puts actions leading to results in a different court than one’s own. A mother of a missing child is expected to be driven by own actions. Not “hoping”.
Meabh Quoirin knows her child was not abducted. She knows that neither can Nora hear her nor is there reason to believe anyone appealed to can reach her either. She knows that there is no need for effort to save her life. She has a strong need for police to be on her side, but not in terms of finding Nora. Her mind is on “the world”, not the here and now. She is more concerned about police working on their religious holiday (she herself is not Muslim as the holiday mentioned) than she is with the well-being of her child whose current state she is expected not to know anything about and motherly instinct being expected to treat the case as if she was alive.
Meabh Quoirin shows guilty knowledge. She knows what happened. She knows her child is dead or dying.
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