Canada Quebec police still looking for father, two days after missing girls found dead
Quebec police say they found 2 bodies in St-Apollinaire during search for 2 girls
SAINT-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police believe they have found the bodies of two young sisters during a search for them and their father. A police spokeswoman says they believe the bodies discovered Saturday belong to Norah Carpentier, 11, and her sister, Romy Carpentier, 6, who were last seen on Wednesday evening. The spokeswoman, Ann Mathieu, says police cannot confirm the girls are dead. She says an Amber Alert that was issued forA police spokeswoman says they believe the bodies discovered Saturday belong to Norah Carpentier, 11, and her sister, Romy Carpentier, 6, who were last seen on Wednesday evening.
ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police continue to search today for the father of two girls whose bodies were found Saturday in a small town southwest of Quebec City.
The bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were located in a wooded area in the community of St-Apollinaire, Que.
Provincial police say they continue to focus their hunt for Martin Carpentier near where the girls' bodies were found after discovering items they say are of interest to their investigation.
Police did not specify what the items were but raised the possibility Carpentier could be unconscious or dead.
Quebec police continue search for father, one day after missing girls found dead
ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police continued to search Sunday for the father of two deceased girls who were the subject of an Amber Alert earlier this week. The bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were found in a wooded area of a Quebec City suburb on Saturday. Police searched overnight for the girls' father, Martin Carpentier, 44, continuing into Sunday with authorities tightening the search on a wooded area inThe bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were found in a wooded area of a Quebec City suburb on Saturday.
They say a helicopter, a drone and police dogs are all involved in the search.
The girls were last seen Wednesday and became the subject of an Amber Alert the next day.
On Sunday, the manhunt for their 44-year-old father had authorities tightening the search in a thickly wooded area near where the young sisters from Levis, Que. were found.
Residents had helped with the searches until Saturday, but police asked people to stay away from the area Sunday to let officers work.
The case has gripped the attention of the province, especially in the town of just over 6,000 people where it's playing out.
Police have said the girls and their father were believed to have been in a car crash on Highway 20 in St-Apollinaire Wednesday evening.
Investigators said the car was heading east when it skidded into the median, flipped over and landed on the shoulder on the opposite side of the highway.
Search for father of girls found dead in Quebec enters sixth day
ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — The search continues today for the father of two girls whose bodies were found Saturday in a small town southwest of Quebec City. Provincial police spokeswoman Sgt. Ann Mathieu says officers on the ground and in the air are concentrating on a 50-square-kilometre area around St-Apollinaire, Que., where the bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were located. The girls had last been seen Wednesday and became the subject of an Amber Alert the next day. Police have said they and their father, Martin Carpentier, are believed to have been in a serious crash on Highway 20 in St-Apollinaire on Wednesday evening at about 9:30 p.m.
But police did not find any occupants inside the car when they arrived.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2020.
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Manhunt intensifies as Quebec police search cabins for father of girls found dead .
ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police deployed in large numbers southwest of Quebec City Friday, the ninth day of the manhunt for the father of two young girls found dead last weekend. Sgt. Helene Nepton said authorities are searching the St-Apollinaire area on foot with the help of dog handlers, ATVs and Wildlife Department officers in the search for Martin Carpentier. Cabin and outbuilding owners are being asked to call 911 to facilitate police searches. "The goal of this deployment is to search for new hints and secure properties," the force said in a Twitter message.