Police said they found the bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, in a wooded area of St-Apollinaire Quebec on July 11th.
An Amber Alert had been placed on July 9th for the girls when they went missing after going for ice cream with their father and failing to return the night before. The bodies of the girls were found in a wooded area on July 11th. According to reports they were taken to hospital where they were declared deceased. The cause of the deaths has not been released at this time.
Police believe the girls and their father were involved in a car crash on Highway 20 on Wednesday night in eastern Quebec and left the scene on foot. A manhunt is underway to locate Matin Carpentier, 44, he is described as last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, jeans, and might be wearing glasses. He measures around 5’10 and weighs 130 pounds.
If seen police ask that you do not approach, call 911. In addition, any information that may allow him to be traced can be communicated, confidentially, to the Central Criminal Intelligence Service of the Sûreté du Quebec at 1 800 659-4264. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Update: The SQ tweeted on July 20th at 8:06pm that Martin Carpentier had been found deceased following information received from a citizen. Police said the body of a man was found in the Saint-Apollinaire area around 7 p.m. “Everything suggests that it is Martin Carpentier. According to initial findings, he took his own life.”
Update July 22nd: Sûreté du Québec Chief Inspector Guy Lapointe confirmed that a body discovered was that of Martin Carpentier. Lapointe said the cause of the girls death was due to blunt force trauma.
According to reports, the crash that happened was an accident. Carpentier then fled the scene of the accident with the girls and broke into a trailer where he stole a shovel and a lighter. Police said all three deaths happened within 12 hours of the crash and that all three were deceased by July 9th.