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Police suggest missing Quebec father may be alive and seeking shelter

Last Updated Jul 16, 2020 at 11:08 am EDT

Police officers search a back road on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec. Quebec provincial police say two girls who were the subject of an Amber Alert have been found dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police say the father of two young girls found dead over the weekend in a rural area southwest of Quebec City may be desperate and looking for materials to ensure his survival.

Police said today they found evidence Martin Carpentier was in a trailer in the area where police have focused their search since the bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were discovered Saturday.

They’re asking residents of Lotbiniere and surrounding areas west of Quebec City to check their cottages, trailers or buildings for signs of a break-in, such as missing or moved clothing, food, or equipment.

Police are also suggesting citizens search in pairs or with a police escort and to call 911 if they see any signs of the missing man.

Investigators have said the girls and their father were believed to have been in a serious car crash on Highway 20 in St-Apollinaire last Wednesday, but there was nobody inside the vehicle when they arrived on scene.

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday but cancelled two days later after the bodies were found.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 16, 2020.

 

The Canadian Press