DUSAN, Malaysia - A body has been found in the search for a vulnerable 15-year-old girl who went missing in Malaysia.

Nora Quoirin, who has special needs, disappeared from her room at the Dusan resort on 4 August.

Malaysian police confirmed rescuers had found a body on Tuesday near where Nora was reported missing.

Missing persons charity the Lucie Blackman Trust said the body had not been identified but was "likely" to be the teenager, from London.

About 350 people had been searching for Nora in dense jungle near the resort.

BBC correspondent Howard Johnson said the body had been found just over a mile (2km) away from the Dusan.

Authorities had been treating Nora's disappearance as a missing persons case, but her family believe she may have been abducted.(FA)