The girls found inanimate, man-hunt to find Martin Carpentier

Les fillettes retrouvées inanimées, chasse à l'homme pour retrouver Martin Carpentier

Jérémy Bernier

The lifeless body of the two girls of 6 and 11 years old, missing since Thursday, were found in a wooded area of Saint-Apollinaire, on the South Shore of Quebec city. The Amber alert is now lifted, the search turned into a hunt for the man to quickly find the children’s father, Martin Carpentier.

The grisly discoveries have been made around midday in the wake of the search for the father, 43-year-old, Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6 years.

“Currently, we have every reason to believe, that it is of the two girls,” announced the spokesperson for the SQ, Ann Mathieu, at 12: 30pm.

However, it remains unclear for the moment if the girls show signs of violence or if they are dead. An assessment of their condition is underway, ” said Ms Mathieu.

Man hunt

The Amber alert has officially been lifted with the discovery of the second body, shortly after noon. The Sûreté du Québec request, however, volunteers and citizens remain vigilant.

“The priority now is to locate Martin Carpentier that we actively seek. Any person who would have insight into the individual is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately,” warned Mrs. matthews.

In all likelihood, and views of information for which SQ have, Mr. Carpentier could very well still be in the region of Saint-Apollinaire and Saint-Agapit. To know if the man in question is a danger to others, the authorities did not dismiss any hypothesis.

“In what state of mind is Mr. Carpentier, it is impossible to be able to respond with certainty”, explains the spokesperson for the SQ, which invites citizens to go to the web site of the organization for remembering the face of the suspect.

An Amber alert was in effect since Thursday to find the father, 43-year-old, as well as Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6 years. The three individuals are missing since a mysterious accident on highway 20, near Saint-Apollinaire, Wednesday evening.

More details to come…

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