We now have confirmation on exactly when the Quoirin family decided to seek legal representation. Day 2 of the search seems very early for the family to have “lawyered up”.
This may have occurred because the family believed themselves – or feared – they might be suspects in their daughter’s disappearance. We know, early on, the police didn’t validate their insistence that their daughter was abducted.
On August 13th, the day her body was found, Malaysia’s deputy police chief Mazlan Mansor confirmed a criminal investigation was still on-going alongside a missing persons inquiry.