Police to provide update on case of father, sisters found dead near Quebec City

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2020

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police will hold a news conference later today to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two young sisters and their father in St-Apollinaire, southwest of Quebec City.

Provincial police announced on Twitter on Monday night they found what they believed is the body of Martin Carpentier in the same search area they had looked during an intense 10-day manhunt.

Police said it appeared Carpentier took his own life, but did not provide further details or say how he had gone undetected for 12 days.

The discovery came nearly two weeks after Carpentier’s car was involved in a crash on the evening of July 8 in the small town, but neither he nor daughters Norah and Romy Carpentier were inside the vehicle when responders reached the scene.

An Amber Alert was triggered the next day, but lifted on July 11 when the bodies of Norah, 11, and Romy, 6, were found in the woods nearby. Police have not yet released their cause of death.

On Monday afternoon, hundreds gathered outside the funeral of the two girls, which took place in their hometown of Levis, Que.

The availability this afternoon will take place at Quebec provincial police headquarters in Montreal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 22, 2020.

The Canadian Press


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