The Sûreté du Québec would have found the body lifeless of two girls in a wooded area of Saint-Apollinaire.
11 July 2020 12h48
Updated at 18h23
The two girls found dead in Saint-Apollinaire; Martin Carpentier sought
SAINT-APOLLINAIRE — The body inanimate Norah and Romy were found in the woods, somewhere between the rows of Wood-Joly and Wood Garlic in Saint-Apollinaire, on the South Shore of Quebec city. The father, Martin Carpentier, has still not been located. This is the worst scenario.
In the beginning of the day Saturday, the Sûreté du Québec had good hope of finding the girls alive. Norah had 11 candles, Romy was only 6 years old. They were missing since Wednesday evening, after a nebula swerving on highway 20 in the company of their father, Martin Carpentier.
The deaths have been officially confirmed by the Sûreté du Québec to 17h Saturday.
The AMBER alert had been launched on Thursday, since then, all eyes were on the goings and comings of the trio.
We confirm, unfortunately, that the two people #found earlier in the area of Saint-Apollinaire are #dead and that he is of two young girls missing, or Norah and Romy Carpentier.
— Sûreté du Québec (@sureteduquebec) July 11, 2020
After three days of searching
During the searches Friday, the agents had found several objects to suggest the passage of the family in the area. They followed in their footsteps by knowing that the father and the two children were in motion. Cries had been heard in the night near the rue Veilleux.
Friday, the different research teams (on foot, in all-terrain vehicle, with the dogs or in the air with the helicopter) had raked more than 150 km. It was a real race against the clock to find the girls safe and sound. More time passes, the more people that are missing may enlarge the gap between them and those who are trying to find.
On Saturday, volunteers from throughout the area came to lend hand-strong to the agents of the SQ. People close to the family, such as strangers touched by the tragedy.