The body of a father tracked for nearly two weeks by the Quebec police, who suspect him of having kidnapped and then killed his two daughters, was found on Monday, announced the Sûreté du Québec.
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“ Following information received from a citizen, the body of a man was found in the Saint-Apollinaire area around 7 pm, ” Quebec police tweeted on Monday. " Everything leads to believe that it would be Martin Carpentier ", the 44-year-old man whose hunt has kept the whole country in suspense since his disappearance on July 8. " According to the first findings, he took his own life, " continued the Sûreté du Québec.
Coincidence or not, the discovery of the body was made a few hours after the funeral in Lévis, near Quebec, of the two girls aged 6 and 11. Their bodies were found in a wood in the town of Saint-Apollinaire (Quebec) on July 11, causing a wave of emotion throughout the province. The premier of the province François Legault said he was “ overwhelmed ” by this “ national tragedy ”.
The bodies of the two girls found in the woods
Last Monday, her voice broken by emotion and sobs in front of an improvised memorial in memory of her daughters, Romy and Norah's mother paid a heartbreaking tribute to her " two beautiful princesses of love ", broadcast live on Canadian televisions.
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Significant searches, land and air, have been carried out since July 8 in this wooded region some forty kilometers southwest of Quebec, to find Martin Carpentier. The parents of two little girls were separated. The father of the family's car had been found after having rolled over several times, but the police who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident had found the vehicle empty, its occupants not found. An Amber alert was issued the next day.
The bodies of the two girls were found a few days later in a wood. The autopsy findings have not been revealed, and the father's motives remain a mystery.