Teams looking for a British teen who went missing on holiday in Malaysia have played a recorded message from her mother on loudspeaker in a bid to bring her home.
Nora Quoirin, 15, who has special needs, vanished from her room at the Dusun resort where she was staying in a holiday house with her family, on Sunday.
Nearly 250 officers have joined the search, focused on an area of the jungle near the resort.
Rescuers have recorded a heartbreaking message from her mother, saying: "Nora darling, Nora I love you, mum is here," which is being broadcast into the jungle, Malay Mail reports.
Officers have been equipped with bullhorns, while others are using their phones to play the recording.
“We’ve equipped each team with a hailer and they started using it this morning with the mum’s voice,” Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusof said at a press conference at the Pantai police station.
In the message, Meabh sounds persuasive, how she usually talks to Nora to calm her down, police added.
Nora's parents Meabh and Sebastien, believe she was abducted, but police say there is "no evidence" the teen was snatched from her room.
Her disappearance has apparently left search and rescue team members puzzled, with one claiming: "Not even a footprint was left behind."
Detectives are analysing fingerprints lifted from the holiday cottage.
The prints were found on a window panel in the living room where she was staying with her parents and two siblings.
Police have questioned 20 people and they believe she is still close to the resort and have not ruled out the possibility she was kidnapped.
Nora's parents – Meabh from Belfast and Sebastien from France – say they last saw her when they went to bed on Saturday night, just hours after checking in.
They discovered her missing at 8am on Sunday as their two-week holiday got under way.
Her window had been left open and there were claims the main gate was not locked on Saturday night.
The disappearance has sparked a massive search with more than 200 personnel and sniffer dogs involved as it entered its fifth day today.
District police chief Mohamad Nor Marzukee Besar said that the recordings may wake her, if she has fallen asleep, Malaysian news website The Sun Daily reports.
“Perhaps she is tired by now and sleeping somewhere. If she hears her family’s voices, we believe it will wake her up," the police chief added.
"We hope that on this fifth day we will be successful in finding the missing victim."
Officers have been divided into six teams who are searching the area, which now stretches over 6km from where she was reported missing.
In an emotional statement, the family said: "Nora’s family wish to express their deepest gratitude for the Royal Malaysian Police force, the search and rescue teams, and emergency services, for all they have done for us in this difficult time.
"We would like to thank our embassies, the local community, and the staff here at the hotel. And anyone else who has offered help to find Nora.
"We also welcome the assistance of the French, British and Irish police.
"We are completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from all over the world.
"This is extremely traumatic for the whole family. Meabh and Sebastien are devastated and too upset to speak themselves at this time.
"We are extremely thankful to The Lucie Blackman Trust for their ongoing support.
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