Quebec provincial police stop providing updates as search for Martin Carpentier enters 7th day

Locals on edge as intense Quebec manhunt enters six day
WATCH: Police in Quebec have expanded the search for Martin Carpentier, the father of two little girls found dead on July 11.

A manhunt for the father of two girls whose bodies were found in a wooded area southwest of Quebec City has entered its seventh day.

Quebec provincial police are still canvassing the woods and fields of Saint-Apollinaire, Que., for 44-year-old Martin Carpentier as of Wednesday morning.

The Sûreté du Québec issued a tweet late Tuesday night, saying the police operation was still underway in the area but it will no longer be providing updates unless there is new information.

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“Analysis of the information collected leads us to modify our strategy,” the police force said. “In order not to harm operations that are underway in the sector, we will only communicate with you if we have new information.”

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The days-long search for Norah and Romy Carpentier, 11 and 6, came to an end on Saturday after they were found dead in the area. They were last seen with their father.

An Amber Alert was triggered for the pair, who were from nearby Lévis, Que., on Thursday. Police believe the trio were involved in a car crash the night before on Highway 20.

Autopsies were performed on the two girls, but police have declined to reveal the cause of death as long as Carpentier isn’t found.

A funeral will be held for the sisters next Monday afternoon in the girls’ hometown.

Police are asking anyone who sees Martin Carpentier not to approach him and to call 911.

Martin Carpentier, 44, is shown in this undated police handout photo.
Martin Carpentier, 44, is shown in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Surete du Quebec