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Quebec police say 2 girls killed by father in murder-suicide

Gatineau police are investigating the discovery of three bodies, two of children, in Aylmer on Wednesday. File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

Police say two children found dead Wednesday in a Gatineau, Que., home were killed by their father before he took his own life.

Gatineau police said Thursday the two girls, aged three and five, were “beyond any doubt” killed by their 51-year-old father.

They said their conclusion that two murders were followed by a suicide was based on autopsy results and other analysis.

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The girls’ bodies showed no signs of violence, police said.

Officers discovered the three bodies while making a wellness check in the city’s Aylmer district at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The police force said it was in contact with officials with the school and daycare attended by the girls to ensure proper resources were in place.

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