The family of Nóra Quoirin says they're 'utterly disappointed' by a Malaysian coroner's verdict ruling out the involvement of other people in the teenager's death.
An inquest has found the 15-year-old Irish teenager likely got lost in the jungle after leaving her family's cottage on her own.
The teenager went missing near a holiday resort in Malaysia in August 2019 a day after she arrived for a holiday.
Police insisted there was no foul play in her death, and a post mortem showed she probably starved and died of internal bleeding.
Nora's parents – who gave evidence via video link - have consistently said someone else was involved.
Nora had a learning difficulty and her parents believe someone had taken her.
A coroner in Malaysia has now ruled Nora died by misadventure and ruled no one else was involved in her death.
Coroner Maimoonah Aid said it was more likely Nora left the family accommodation on her own and got lost in the abandoned palm oil plantations.
In a statement, the Quoirin family said the medical cause of Nóra's death was never in question, but they believe she was abducted.
They aruge that Nóra "had neither the cognitive, nor physical means" to leave the family chalet by the window.
They said: "We have always recognised that there was no physical evidence to aid our Inquest. Nonetheless, we are utterly disappointed by the Coroner’s verdict of misadventure.
"We witnessed 80 slides presented to the court today, none of which engaged with who Nóra really was – neither her personality nor her intellectual abilities.
"The verdict focused exclusively on physical evidence and physical mobility – which we believe, presents a very incomplete/select theory on how Nóra came about her death."