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Funeral held for young Quebec sisters as police continue search for father

Police have been looking for Carpentier since he disappeared with his two daughters on July 8.

The funeral for Norah and Romy Carpentier, the two young sisters found dead last Saturday as provincial police searched for their father, will be held Monday in Lévis.

The bodies of Norah, 11, and Romy, 6, were found in a wooded area near St-Apollinaire after an Amber Alert had been issued for the pair two days earlier. Their father, Martin Carpentier, remains the subject of a police manhunt.

In an obituary posted Wednesday, the family of the girls thanked police, first responders and volunteers “who gave all that they could, in very particular circumstances, in order to bring Norah and Romy home.”

Search continues for missing father

After 10 days of combing through the forests around Saint-Apollinaire, the Sûreté du Québec has shifted focus in its ongoing search for the 44-year-old Carpentier.

Police have been looking for Carpentier since he disappeared with his two daughters on July 8.

The bodies of the two girls were found by police following a three-day search. Police have not released details about the causes of their deaths.

The girls’ deaths have left family and friends devastated.

On July 13, Romy and Norah’s mother, Amélie Lemieux, spoke publicly for the first time since the girls went missing. 

“When I look up into the night sky, you will be the stars that will guide me through my immeasurable pain. I love you madly. I love you forever,” she said.

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